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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 Topic 1
A disaster occurs in the Penske team's garage.
Part 1) Describe this accident. How does it affect the Penske team? How does Mark view this accident? What does this reveal about him?
Part 2) What other challenges and setbacks does the Penske team face throughout the book? How do they handle these challenges? What do they learn from these potentially negative situations? Overall, how is racing changed because of challenges faced by drivers and teams?
Part 3) What challenges or setbacks have you faced in your life? How did these affect you? What positive things came from these negative situations?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The Penske team enters Formula One racing.
Part 1) What is Formula One racing? Why is Roger Penske interested in Formula One? How does he begin preparations for his team entering this racing league? Are they adequately prepared? Explain.
Part 2) How do both Formula A and racing at Indianapolis help the Penske team prepare for Formula One? How is the opening at Watkins Glen also important? What does all this information reveal about racing leagues and strategies?
Part 3) Mark frequently discusses the differences between the various racing leagues. In what leagues does he race? Why does he race in them? What are the similarities and differences between these leagues? What does Mark learn from variations in each of them?
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