The Unfair Advantage Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Mark Donohue
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. This chapter is dated ________________.

2. Does Mark feel that any of the fans have even the vaguest idea of what it is he is actually doing?

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

4. Mark ends up in a car in which he says it is impossible to win. The cars doing well are over _____________ faster than his.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mark retires.

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

Loyalty causes problems for Mark and his team.

Part 1) To whom is Mark loyal? Why? How does this affect his racing? Overall, are these loyalties beneficial? Why or why not?

Part 2) Describe loyalties that athletes have today. Why do these loyalties exist? How do they affect an athlete's career? How do these loyalties compare to Mark's?

Part 3) To whom are you loyal? Why? How does this loyalty affect your life and the decisions you make in your life? Overall, do you see loyalties as good or bad? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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