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

2. This chapter is dated ____________.

3. A lot of race cars do not run on what fuel?

4. He tries what the others recommend and he tries other things. Why does he try other things?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mark say about fame and success?

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

3. Describe the disaster in the garage. What does Mark think about this accident?

4. What takes place right after a victory?

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

6. Compare the Germans to the Americans.

7. What late adjustment is made regarding the McLaren car and the Eagle cars?

8. Why does the team take the car to Indianapolis for testing? Describe these tests. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

9. For whom is this book good? Why?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mark dies in a crash.

Part 1) How does Mark end up racing one last time? How does this lead to his death? Might he have known that this was a risk he was taking? Why or why not?

Part 2) What does his death reveal about the sport of racing? How does it affect your view of this popular sport? What could be done to make this sport safer for those involved?

Part 3) Many forms of entertainment are dangerous for the performers/athletes. Are these activities worth the risks? Why or why not? Should it be legal to participate in these activities? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In 1963, Donohue has only been racing for three years.

Part 1) Describe his experiences at this point as a driver. How do these experiences affect him? Why does he consider being just a "normal engineer?"

Part 2) What causes Donohue to stick with racing? What does this conviction and desire reveal about him?

Part 3) Based on this information regarding racing in the early 1960s, how much has racing, as well as automobile engineering in general, changed over time?

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