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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. While the engineers are repairing a car, what happens in the garage?
2. Mark finishes _______ and is mocked by another driver.
3. What is one reason why the other drivers respond the way they do in number 139?
4. Will these changes automatically help other drivers?
5. Why is Mark not happy during this chapter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Roger Penske and Mark Donohue have in common?
2. What does Mark say about fame and success?
3. Describe Mark's retirement.
4. Describe Mark's death.
5. What does Roger Penske think about the situation with American Motors? How does the situation with American Motors work out well for everyone involved?
6. What takes place right after a victory?
7. How does Mark find a winning car for Indianapolis?
8. Do you believe that teams should be allowed to almost break the rules? Why or why not?
9. Compare the Germans to the Americans.
10. What is Mark's initial reaction in Germany? How does Roger feel at first?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Race cars need modifications and adjustments.
Part 1) Describe two of Mark's cars and the adjustments made. Explain what the reader can learn about racing and engineering from Mark's descriptions of these adjustments?
Part 2) What else do all race cars have in common? Why do they often not last long? Can this be remedied? If so, how? If not, why not?
Part 3) How are race car drivers and their teams affected by these facts about race cars? Do you believe racing has changed much since Mark's years as a driver? If so, how? If not, why not?
Essay Topic 2
Mark's son writes the introduction to this book.
Part 1) Summarize the introduction. How is the introduction important? What is intriguing about the information given in this introduction?
Part 2) How does this introduction prepare the reader for the rest of the story? How does Donohue get into racing? Does this seem surprising? Why or why not?
Part 3) What interests do you have? How could these interests influence your future? What do these interests reveal about you?
Essay Topic 3
Donohue builds a relationship with Flagl.
Part 1) Who is Flagl? How does Donohue meet Flagl? How do these two men begin a working relationship? Why does Flagl become so important to Mark?
Part 2) With who else does Mark build relationships throughout the course of his life? How do each of these individuals influence him as a driver, an engineer, and as a person?
Part 3) With whom do you have a good relationship? How did this relationship develop? How does this relationship influence your daily life? How different would your life be without this person in it?
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