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. The team makes progress by doing well in Formula ____.

2. Donohue and his colleague ________ talk much of the night about what a great opportunity this is and what can be done with it.

3. It is normal for race cars to require what?

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

5. This chapter is dated __________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. For whom is this book good? Why?

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

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

6. What does Mark learn about himself after retirement?

7. Compare the Germans to the Americans.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Race cars run on several different types of fuel.

Part 1) Describe these types of fuel. What are Mark's experiences regarding fuel types? Which might he prefer? Why?

Part 2) What other aspects of the automobile are significantly important to the outcome of a race? How are each of these parts of an automobile important?

Part 3) How is the type of fuel used in an automobile driven on the street an issue today? What research is being done regarding this fuel? Why? How might this affect racing?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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