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The Unfair Advantage Test | Final Test - Hard

Mark Donohue
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz 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 Topics

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?

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?

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?

(see the answer keys)

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