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 dislikes leaving bad feelings between himself and anyone else.

Part 1) Why does he reveal this about himself? What example is given regarding a time when he is not given a chance to work out problems with someone else?

Part 2) Why is this attitude regarding relationships important in racing? Do you see it as being more important in racing than in other fields? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this foreshadow events to come in Mark's life? What might you learn from this attitude of Mark's regarding others?

Essay Topic 2

Mark stays loyal to McLaren.

Part 1) Why do Mark and the Penske team decide to work with McLaren? Describe the McLaren cars. Overall, are they of good quality and a good fit for the Penske team? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why does Mark stay with McLaren for a racing season, but have Roger Penske buy a new Eagle car from Dan Gurney? To what does this lead? How is this adjustment unusual? How effective is this adjustment? Explain.

Part 3) To whom are you loyal? Why are you loyal to this person, persons, or organization? How does this loyalty affect the decisions you make? Overall, do you see loyalty as a positive thing? Why or why not? Overall, does Mark's loyalty to various organizations throughout his life have a positive affect on his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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