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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 3 and 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The only known evidence of a shark attack had been what?
(a) Tall tales by sailors and fishermen.
(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) There has been no evidence.

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

3. 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) $5,000.
(b) $50.
(c) $100.
(d) $500.

4. In 1915, a _______________ editorial was written entitled, "Let Us Do Justice To Sharks."
(a) New York Times.
(b) New Yorker.
(c) USA Today.
(d) New York Post.

5. Newly born white sharks measure up to _______ feet and weigh up to eight-five pounds.
(a) Twelve.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Eight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Beach life had deteriorated in some minds from the many young people visiting, who engaged in what?

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

4. Word spread about the experiment with what conclusion?

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

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