The Unfair Advantage Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In this chapter, Mark travels to ________________ with Roger Penske.

2. Roger Penske offers Mark a salaried _____________ position.

3. In _________ at Indianapolis, Mark Donohue is fed up with these problems, even though during much of his career this is just the sort of thing he has enjoyed doing.

4. The Europeans do not realize that the Americans are used to having who drive the race cars?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mark comes into contact with many other drivers.

Part 1) Name two of these drivers and describe them. How do they compare to Mark, as far as personality and driving record?

Part 2) Describe the relationships between the drivers. How might this compare to the relationships between athletes in other sports?

Part 3) How do other drivers factor into one's abilities on the race track? How does this parallel real life, outside of racing?

Essay Topic 2

The title of the book is The Unfair Advantage.

Part 1) To what does this pertain? How is this important throughout the book? When does Mark try to have an unfair advantage? Why?

Part 2) How is the unfair advantage tied to a rule of secrecy in racing? How is this secrecy both helpful and detrimental? Might racing be so secretive today? Why or why not?

Part 3) When have you acted secretive or unfairly? Why did you do this? What was the outcome? How does this compare to the actions of racing teams described in this book?

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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