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. Mark's promotion calls for what from Mark?

2. Mark feels maybe this accident is for the best. Why?

3. This chapter is dated __________.

4. The McLaren is still only able to reach a maximum speed of ____________, whereas the Eagle cars are blowing them away, at 7mph faster.

5. What does Mark note about Flegl?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mark learn about himself after retirement?

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

3. What does Mark say about racing fuel in this chapter? Why is this important?

4. What takes place right after a victory?

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

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

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

8. Describe Mark's death.

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

10. How does the Penske team prepare for Formula One racing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The title of the book is The Unfair Advantage.

Part 1) To what does this pertain? How is this important throughout the book? When does Mark try to have an unfair advantage? Why?

Part 2) How is the unfair advantage tied to a rule of secrecy in racing? How is this secrecy both helpful and detrimental? Might racing be so secretive today? Why or why not?

Part 3) When have you acted secretive or unfairly? Why did you do this? What was the outcome? How does this compare to the actions of racing teams described in this book?

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