Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Multiple Choice Test Questions

Michael Capuzzo
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1. A young man waded out in the Atlantic, his ______________ dog alongside his master.
(a) Old.
(b) Retriever.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Show.

2. The great white that attacked the swimmer in 1916 was probably born in the Atlantic around ___________.
(a) 1908.
(b) 1915.
(c) 1900.
(d) 1912.

3. In July _________, the luxury yacht, Hildegard, set off on an outing in the Atlantic off the New York coast.
(a) 1901.
(b) 1881.
(c) 1891.
(d) 1918.

4. On board were the architect Stanford White, New York Sun publisher Charles Dana, and close friend ___________________.
(a) Theodore Roosevelt.
(b) J.P. Morgan.
(c) Andrew Carnegie.
(d) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

5. The owner and captain of the yacht was the wealthy shipping mogul Hermann Oelrichs. One of Oelrichs' goals was to debunk the myth that sharks were man-eaters. He felt certain that their bad publicity stemmed from pure fantasy. He had offered a reward of ____________ for proof that any person had ever been attacked by a shark.
(a) $50.
(b) $100.
(c) $5,000.
(d) $500.

6. Later scientists attributed Oelrichs' success to what probability?
(a) He thought a school of orcas were actually sharks.
(b) The sharks were juvenile great whites.
(c) The great whites were not hungry at the time he jumped in the water.
(d) The sharks were small, non-aggressive species.

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