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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. They spend ______________ getting to know the car and how it works and why it has the problems it has.
2. This chapter is dated _________.
3. What must happen to any problem the driver cannot handle?
4. Mark requests a car to be built a certain way. Then he road tests it at the track for how many days?
5. Their experience at Indianapolis proves ________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the disaster in the garage. What does Mark think about this accident?
2. What does Roger Penske offer Mark? What does he think about this?
3. How does the Penske team prepare for Formula One racing?
4. What does Roger Penske think about the situation with American Motors? How does the situation with American Motors work out well for everyone involved?
5. How does the Penske team almost break one of the racing rules?
6. Describe Mark's retirement.
7. Describe Mark's disappointing performance. How does this become a positive situation?
8. Describe Mark's death.
9. Do you believe that teams should be allowed to almost break the rules? Why or why not?
10. For whom is this book good? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Part 1) Describe his last race and his retirement party. What does this reveal about Mark, the people with whom he works, and his fans?
Part 2) How does Mark view himself regarding his career and fame prior to his retirement? How does this view change as he grows closer to retirement? Why does it change in this way? How do you believe his view of himself regarding his career and retirement compares to the views of other celebrities and athletes?
Part 3) Do you see retirement as difficult for the general population as well? Why or why not? Why do people see their careers as truly a part of who they are? How does retirement change this? Is this a good change? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Mark has a difficult time with a car he races at Indy.
Part 1) What does Mark imply regarding these difficulties? How does this reiterate the importance of both the car and driver when racing well? What does this period of time reveal about Mark?
Part 2) How does Mark handle these difficulties? How does this lead to more difficulties? Why? What does this reveal about race car drivers?
Part 3) What are your own weaknesses? How do you deal with these weaknesses? Have others been able to help you? If so, how? If not, why not? How do your own weaknesses compare to Mark's?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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