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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By Saturday, July 15, Coney Island and Brighton Beach had lost an estimated __________________ beach goers, replaced by gangs of men armed with guns and spears bent on killing sharks.
(a) 5,000.
(b) 50,000.
(c) 500.
(d) 500,000.

2. In most cases, white sharks dislike the taste of humans and do what?
(a) Spit them out.
(b) Eat them anyway.
(c) Avoid them.
(d) Eat them quickly.

3. In 1922, two _____________ were attacked and killed at the same location, Coogee Beach, by large sharks that struck them with such force that they were lifted from the water.
(a) Surfers.
(b) Swimmers.
(c) Divers.
(d) Boaters.

4. Lester Stilwell left his job in _________________ and met his friends at the creek.
(a) The factory.
(b) The grocery store.
(c) The warehouse.
(d) The school.

5. Renny jumped in the cool, dark waters but soon had what sensation?
(a) A strange sensation tearing across his leg.
(b) A sharp, stabbing pain in his side.
(c) A strange sensation tearing across his chest.
(d) A sharp, stabbing pain in his leg.

6. When Lester was pulled under by the shark, the boys ran into town and told ___________________ what had happened.
(a) Patrolman Mulsoff.
(b) Sergeant Mulsoff.
(c) Constable Mulsoff.
(d) Captain Mulsoff.

7. Fisher and fisherman George _________________ made repeated dives into the murky water but could not find Lester.
(a) Barringer.
(b) Barrows.
(c) Burlew.
(d) Barlow.

8. Coppleson based his theory on the incidence of shark attacks that occurred when?
(a) After the advent of swimming competitions in 1919.
(b) After the advent of the swimsuit in 1919.
(c) After the advent of the sailboat in 1919.
(d) After the advent of the sport of surfing in 1919.

9. Coppleson felt there was evidence that if a shark experiences killing or mauling humans, he does what?
(a) Goes in search of more human prey.
(b) Becomes very ill.
(c) Remembers the smell of humans and avoids them.
(d) Never attacks a human again.

10. Where was this bay located?
(a) Between New Jersey and Manhattan.
(b) Between Manhattan and the Bronx.
(c) Between Queens and Brooklyn.
(d) Between New Jersey and Staten Island.

11. Why is it difficult to catch serial-killing man-eating sharks?
(a) The water conceals their crimes and aids in their escape.
(b) Men do not know much about sea creatures.
(c) The sharks are shy.
(d) These sharks are very intelligent and devious.

12. A lunar eclipse would be occurring on July _______ that year.
(a) 20th.
(b) 14th.
(c) 27th.
(d) 24th.

13. Why might the juvenile shark that attacked the men have turned toward the coast when it reached Sandy Hook Bay on its northward migration?
(a) It may have sensed that it wouldn't survive in the open ocean.
(b) It was confused.
(c) It was attracted by the smell of humans.
(d) It was hungry.

14. Why can white sharks not survive in fresh water?
(a) The water is too warm.
(b) They lose the salt balance between their own body and the fresh water.
(c) The water is too cold.
(d) The fresh water flushes out all the nutrients in their bodies.

15. What were placed at the mouth of the creek so the shark could not escape?
(a) Spears.
(b) Metal cages.
(c) Boats.
(d) Wire nets.

Short Answer Questions

1. Despite their efforts, what happened to the beaches?

2. Coppleson applied his theory to many locales around the world, including South Africa, Puerto Rico and _________________.

3. Why did the shark do this to Renny?

4. Much to Everingham's surprise, what did he see?

5. What was wrong with the North Atlantic region for the shark?

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