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. This is a ____________ race, but their car has one anyway.

2. Mark Donohue begins this chapter informing readers that the team is taking their race car to Indianapolis in order to do what?

3. Do all drivers have the ability to overcome every challenge that a given race car can pose?

4. This chapter is dated _________.

5. Mark is shocked when what is offered to them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mark's disappointing performance. How does this become a positive situation?

2. How is Mark affected by the anti-skid system?

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

4. How does Mark feel during this chapter? Why?

5. What fact is reiterated using Mark's difficulty at Indianapolis?

6. What does Roger Penske think about the situation with American Motors? How does the situation with American Motors work out well for everyone involved?

7. Describe Mark's death.

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

9. What do Roger Penske and Mark Donohue have in common?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

Race cars need modifications and adjustments.

Part 1) Describe two of Mark's cars and the adjustments made. Explain what the reader can learn about racing and engineering from Mark's descriptions of these adjustments?

Part 2) What else do all race cars have in common? Why do they often not last long? Can this be remedied? If so, how? If not, why not?

Part 3) How are race car drivers and their teams affected by these facts about race cars? Do you believe racing has changed much since Mark's years as a driver? If so, how? If not, why not?

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