Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 go surfing.
(d) He wanted to outdo Dowling's recent swim.

2. After the shark attacked, what had happened to Bruder?
(a) The shark had bitten his hand.
(b) The shark bumped into him.
(c) The shark had scraped his side.
(d) The shark had bitten off his feet.

3. The people irrationally linked the great white attack to what?
(a) The U.S. Navy.
(b) German U-Boats.
(c) God's wrath.
(d) Unruly teenagers.

4. What did Dowling swear?
(a) He would help to save those attacked by sharks.
(b) He would never swim in the ocean again.
(c) He would catch the shark.
(d) He would never swim again.

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

6. 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.
(a) A dolphin or ray.
(b) An orca or rogue whale.
(c) A large sea turtle or rogue tuna.
(d) A giant squid or octopus.

7. As the young shark develops, his hunger turns him toward prey such as _______________.
(a) Small fish and crustaceans.
(b) Seals and dolphins.
(c) Humans.
(d) Orcas and whales.

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

9. The shark stayed in the struggle until when?
(a) It decided it was full.
(b) It was shot by a man on the beach.
(c) It was attacked by those helping Charles.
(d) Its underside was scraping the sand.

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

11. The only known creatures that on rare occasions are known to attack great whites of this size are what?
(a) Larger great whites, sperm whales and orcas.
(b) Seals and dolphins.
(c) Dolphins, sperm whales, and larger great whites.
(d) Blue whales and orcas.

12. 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.
(a) Five or six.
(b) Three or four.
(c) Four or five.
(d) Two or three.

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

14. Who ordered everyone out of the water?
(a) The President of the United States.
(b) Hotel management.
(c) Hotel lifeguards.
(d) The Coast Guard.

15. Noted _________________ Dr. John Treadwell Nichols was called in to investigate the attack.
(a) Mammalogist.
(b) Ichthyologist.
(c) Ornithologist.
(d) Herpetologist.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. A young man waded out in the Atlantic, his ______________ dog alongside his master.

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

4. There were some ______________ people in the water the day following the attack on Charles Vansant.

5. The great white that attacked the swimmer in 1916 was probably born in the Atlantic around ___________.

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