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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 knows he wants to leave racing before what?
2. On his _______ run in the car, after some changes have been made, Mark Donohue sets a new record.
3. What must happen to any problem the driver cannot handle?
4. How does Mark describe the Europeans?
5. The team makes progress by doing well in Formula ____.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Penske team prepare for Formula One racing?
2. Describe Mark's death.
3. What happens when Mark asks for advice from other drivers? Why do they act this way?
4. Why does the team take the car to Indianapolis for testing? Describe these tests. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?
5. Describe Mark's disappointing performance. How does this become a positive situation?
6. How does Mark find a winning car for Indianapolis?
7. What does Roger Penske think about the situation with American Motors? How does the situation with American Motors work out well for everyone involved?
8. How is Mark affected by the anti-skid system?
9. What does Roger Penske offer Mark? What does he think about this?
10. How is this book important to race car enthusiasts?
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
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
Mark dislikes leaving bad feelings between himself and anyone else.
Part 1) Why does he reveal this about himself? What example is given regarding a time when he is not given a chance to work out problems with someone else?
Part 2) Why is this attitude regarding relationships important in racing? Do you see it as being more important in racing than in other fields? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does this foreshadow events to come in Mark's life? What might you learn from this attitude of Mark's regarding others?
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