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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. Their experience at Indianapolis proves ________________.
2. Roger Penske has had ________________ races in the back of his mind.
3. The McLaren is still only able to reach a maximum speed of ____________, whereas the Eagle cars are blowing them away, at 7mph faster.
4. They discuss what to do in the event that they cannot find what?
5. For the first time ever in Mark's professional racing career, it turns out that it is wrong to use _____________ differentials in his race car.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mark say about race cars in general? How does this lead to a reiteration of an important fact?
2. What is Mark's initial reaction in Germany? How does Roger feel at first?
3. Describe the disaster in the garage. What does Mark think about this accident?
4. Describe Mark's death.
5. How does Mark feel during this chapter? Why?
6. What late adjustment is made regarding the McLaren car and the Eagle cars?
7. Describe Mark's experience with NASCAR. What does he learn from this experience?
8. What fact is reiterated using Mark's difficulty at Indianapolis?
9. Do you believe that teams should be allowed to almost break the rules? Why or why not?
10. What does Roger Penske think about the situation with American Motors? How does the situation with American Motors work out well for everyone involved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mark drives a new car with an anti-skid system.
Part 1) Describe this car and its anti-skid system. How does Mark deal with this new system? What does he think about it? Why does he feel this way about it?
Part 2) What other innovations have been discussed throughout this book? How has Mark been affected by these innovations? Have they all been useful innovations? Why or why not?
Part 3) How much do you think racing has changed since this book was written? What changes might have taken place since the writing of this book? Why? How much might racing have changed in general since this book was written? Why?
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
Mark has a difficult time with a car he races at Indy.
Part 1) What does Mark imply regarding these difficulties? How does this reiterate the importance of both the car and driver when racing well? What does this period of time reveal about Mark?
Part 2) How does Mark handle these difficulties? How does this lead to more difficulties? Why? What does this reveal about race car drivers?
Part 3) What are your own weaknesses? How do you deal with these weaknesses? Have others been able to help you? If so, how? If not, why not? How do your own weaknesses compare to Mark's?
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