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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 7 and 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The editorial ended with what conclusion?
(a) Sharks did present a significant danger to man.
(b) Man did present a danger to sharks.
(c) Sharks did not present a danger to man.
(d) Sharks did present a slight danger to man.

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

3. What did the swimmers do after they learned what danger they had been in?
(a) They changed their vacation plans immediately.
(b) They decided to go for another swim.
(c) They ignored the information.
(d) They went looking for the shark.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The shark attacked, biting Charles where?

2. Eugene and Louisa Vansant did what with their daughters at dusk while their eldest child, Charles, romped with the family dog in the waters off the beach?

3. The great white, even in modern times, remains what?

4. A sense of ___________________ is felt by the end of the first chapter.

5. The only known evidence of a shark attack had been what?

(see the answer key)

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