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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 9 and 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What rumors were rampant?
(a) German U-boats were patrolling offshore.
(b) The young people were causing problems on the beach.
(c) The water was polluted.
(d) Sharks were patrolling offshore.

3. The great white, even in modern times, remains what?
(a) Much of a mystery.
(b) A significant danger to man.
(c) A creature of interest.
(d) Of no interest to man.

4. What did Charles Bruder want to do?
(a) He wanted to catch the shark.
(b) He wanted to swim with the shark.
(c) He wanted to outdo Dowling's recent swim.
(d) He wanted to go surfing.

5. Someone on shore thought they saw what, which was actually blood?
(a) A red buoy.
(b) A red flag in the water.
(c) A red piece of clothing.
(d) A red canoe tip over.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was significant about the popular black and dark blue bathing suits?

3. The wealthy family of Dr. Eugene Vansant rode in a Pullman with their nannies and servants for a stay in ______________.

4. News spread of the horrific incident. Some fishermen swore what?

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.

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