Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13 and 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A new smell, the scent of _______________________, also would have piqued the interest of the shark.
(a) Human waste.
(b) Fish.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Children.

2. What did some think had killed Charles Bruder?
(a) Another sea animal like a swordfish or turtle.
(b) Another sea animal like an orca or a dolphin.
(c) The loch ness monster.
(d) Another person.

3. What had appeared in the paper about the attack?
(a) Nothing.
(b) An article on the front page.
(c) A small article on the back page.
(d) Some information in the middle of the paper.

4. Though young sharks can seem slow-moving, when stimulated they can reach speeds of ____________ miles per hour.
(a) Twenty.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Seventy.

5. What did Dr. William G. Schauffler immediately order?
(a) A great white shark expert.
(b) A study of sharks.
(c) That a patrol be formed to hunt down and kill the shark.
(d) The closing of all beaches along the Atlantic.

Short Answer Questions

1. There was disagreement among the public as to what killed Charles. Some thought a shark was the culprit, others were convinced that _____________ was the predator.

2. _______________ staff physician, Dr. William G. Schauffler, completed the official report.

3. Successive rows of additional teeth are poised behind the functional teeth, ready to replace them when they are discarded. Every ______________ weeks, a new, serrated set of teeth replaces the current set.

4. Newly born white sharks measure up to _______ feet and weigh up to eight-five pounds.

5. People on the beach noticed what about Charles?

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