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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 19 and 20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Word spread about the experiment with what conclusion?
(a) Sharks feared men.
(b) Sharks were not very intelligent.
(c) Sharks were dangerous to mankind.
(d) Sharks were no match for men.

2. Suddenly, Joseph was being pulled down by his leg. His brother Michael and a rescuer, Jacob Lefferts, both leaped in the water and tried to wrest Joseph from the shark's mouth. They were able to pull Joseph out and onto whose boat?
(a) Captain Cottrell's.
(b) Renny Cartan's.
(c) Fisher's.
(d) Burlew's.

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

4. In New York City, some newspaper reporters visited whose office?
(a) Dr. Frank Aaron Lucas'.
(b) Dr. Frederic Augustus Lucas'.
(c) Dr. Augustus Frederic Lucas'.
(d) Dr. Aaron Frank Lucas'.

5. The only known evidence of a shark attack had been what?
(a) There has been no evidence.
(b) A death certificate saying that someone had died from a shark bite.
(c) A blurry photo of a shark ready to chomp down on a man.
(d) Tall tales by sailors and fishermen.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the time Oelrichs died in __________, no proof of the shark's danger to man had been produced.

2. The shark was estimated to be _______ feet long and weighed around 500 pounds.

3. Since it was unusual for the young white shark to be close to the shore in July 1916, experts later theorized that the lone predator was led toward shore by ________________.

4. The only known creatures that on rare occasions are known to attack great whites of this size are what?

5. A lunar eclipse would be occurring on July _______ that year.

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