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

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hearing about the attacks, ichthyologist John Nichols drove from New York City to the Matawan Creek. Where did he stop first?
(a) Renny's home.
(b) The mouth of the creek.
(c) The place where Renny was first scratched by the shark.
(d) The constable's office.

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

3. Much to Everingham's surprise, what did he see?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A small dolphin speed right toward his boat.
(c) A large orca speed right toward his boat.
(d) A gray fin cut the surface and speed right toward his boat.

4. The expert and some of his assistants had witnessed sharks first hand and had observed how difficult it was for them to do what?
(a) Tear flesh from dead carcasses.
(b) Tear the flesh of large fish.
(c) Find a human scent in the water.
(d) Catch seals.

5. What happened to the animal at which they shot?
(a) It died and sank to the bottom of the ocean.
(b) It submerged and disappeared under the water.
(c) It died and floated on top of the water.
(d) It attacked their boat.

6. Despite their efforts, what happened to the beaches?
(a) They became polluted.
(b) They continued to attract tourists who wanted to see the shark.
(c) They were still very busy.
(d) They were abandoned.

7. Benjamin Everingham had been instructed to bring a rifle and ax along. Why did he not bring any weapons?
(a) He thought there was no real threat.
(b) He could not find a rifle or ax.
(c) He did not feel comfortable carrying weapons.
(d) He forgot.

8. Nichols still maintained that an orca was responsible for the attacks. He soon realized that what would not accommodate a killer whale?
(a) The fresh water of the creek.
(b) The temperature of the creek.
(c) The size of the creek.
(d) The depth of the creek.

9. How was Fisher able to fight against the shark?
(a) He was brave.
(b) He was an athletically built man.
(c) He was quick.
(d) He was smart.

10. The men began launching ________________ in various parts of the creek.
(a) Tear gas canisters.
(b) Spears.
(c) Grenades.
(d) Dynamite blasts.

11. The shark hunters spotted what and shot at it repeatedly?
(a) A large fin.
(b) A school of fish.
(c) A red spot in the water.
(d) A dark spot in the water.

12. 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'.

13. Why might the shark not have been hungry for a short while?
(a) It had digested human body parts.
(b) It was ill.
(c) It did not like the taste of humans.
(d) It may have been storing parts of the two men it had half-eaten, much like a camel stores water.

14. Dr. Sir Victor Coppleson, __________________ surgeon, coined the phrase "rogue shark."
(a) A Norwegian.
(b) An Australian.
(c) A German.
(d) An English.

15. ________________ were strapped to the boats as gunmen stood waiting for the shark to surface.
(a) Dummies.
(b) Red pieces of fabric.
(c) Pieces of Bruder's clothing.
(d) Chunks of meat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Confused by the coastline, the shark swam into the mouth of what creek?

2. There was a report of a thirteen-foot tiger shark that was towed ashore while still alive regurgitating, among other items, what?

3. Why is it difficult to catch serial-killing man-eating sharks?

4. 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.

5. The US Bureau of ______________ declared that people should not be deterred from going into the waters since "sharks were not vicious" (p. 82). Sharks were deemed to be less a threat to man than horses and dogs.

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