The Unfair Advantage Test | Final Test - Hard

Mark Donohue
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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. Sunoco is interested in Formula A racing, partly because of what reason?

2. The McLaren is still only able to reach a maximum speed of ____________, whereas the Eagle cars are blowing them away, at 7mph faster.

3. What is one reason why the other drivers respond the way they do in number 139?

4. Why does Roger Penske take Mark to Europe?

5. They are happy because they have satisfied ___________________ by winning the Fomula races with the Javelins.

Short Essay Questions

1. Overall, what does Donohue think about his trip to Germany?

2. What does Roger Penske think about the situation with American Motors? How does the situation with American Motors work out well for everyone involved?

3. How does Mark find a winning car for Indianapolis?

4. What does Mark learn about himself after retirement?

5. What do Roger Penske and Mark Donohue have in common?

6. How is this book important to race car enthusiasts?

7. What does Roger Penske offer Mark? What does he think about this?

8. Compare the Germans to the Americans.

9. How does the Penske team almost break one of the racing rules?

10. Describe Mark's experience with NASCAR. What does he learn from this experience?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Roger Penske is Mark's funder and organizer.

Part 1) Describe their relationship. How does it begin? How does it affect both their careers in racing?

Part 2) How does this relationship change over time? Why? In the end, is this a good partnership? Why or why not?

Part 3) How important are funders and organizers today in sports and other forms of entertainment? How does this importance affect the relationship between the funder and the one he or she funds, as well as the form of entertainment?

Essay Topic 2

Race cars run on several different types of fuel.

Part 1) Describe these types of fuel. What are Mark's experiences regarding fuel types? Which might he prefer? Why?

Part 2) What other aspects of the automobile are significantly important to the outcome of a race? How are each of these parts of an automobile important?

Part 3) How is the type of fuel used in an automobile driven on the street an issue today? What research is being done regarding this fuel? Why? How might this affect racing?

Essay Topic 3

In the early 1970s, Roger Penske has a meeting with the American Motors people.

Part 1) Describe the reason for this meeting. How does Mark feel about this meeting? Why? How does this meeting affect Penske's racing team? How does it affect Mark specifically?

Part 2) What other changes take place within the Penske racing team over the years during which Mark is a driver? Why do these changes take place? How do these changes affect the Penske team?

Part 3) Do changes like these take place in other sports and forms of entertainment? If so, how and why? If not, why not? How do changes affect fans and the sport's image?

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