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

2. Roger says yes, but only after _________________ of consideration and a modification of the plans of how they will do it.

3. Will these changes automatically help other drivers?

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

5. How does the chapter end?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place right after a victory?

2. How is this book important to race car enthusiasts?

3. What does Mark say about race cars in general? How does this lead to a reiteration of an important fact?

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

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

6. Describe Mark's retirement.

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

8. Describe Mark's death.

9. How does Mark find a winning car for Indianapolis?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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