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

2. This doctor insisted what?
(a) A shark could not inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
(b) A shark could easily inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
(c) A shark could not very easily inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
(d) A shark might be able to inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.

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

4. Why did the shark do this to Renny?
(a) Probably to get a sense of his size.
(b) Probably to see if he would taste good.
(c) Probably to sate his hunger.
(d) Probably to see what kind of creature he was.

5. Coppleson cited the North Atlantic attacks of 1916 as those of a rogue shark, even though many American experts maintained what belief?
(a) The swimmers drowned.
(b) The deaths of the swimmers were caused by a shark that could not be considered a rogue shark.
(c) The deaths of the swimmers were not caused by sharks.
(d) The deaths of the swimmers were caused by orcas.

6. The man the reporters visited was director of what?
(a) The Sony Wonder Lab.
(b) The Rose Center.
(c) Liberty Science Center.
(d) The American Museum of Natural History.

7. 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) Catch seals.
(c) Find a human scent in the water.
(d) Tear the flesh of large fish.

8. 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 was confused.
(b) It was attracted by the smell of humans.
(c) It was hungry.
(d) It may have sensed that it wouldn't survive in the open ocean.

9. When the attacks stopped, Coppleson took it as what evidence?
(a) The sharks were no longer interested in attacking humans.
(b) The sharks had all been killed.
(c) There were less humans in the water.
(d) The attacks were by the same rogue shark that had either died or moved on.

10. The next morning, retired ______________ Thomas V. Cottrell was walking along the bank of the creek.
(a) Sea Captain.
(b) Navy Seal.
(c) Police Officer.
(d) Army Sergeant.

11. 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.

12. _______ Craven, walking along the bank of the creek, had just about given up on the shark when he saw something bobbing in the water. It was Lester.
(a) Jerry.
(b) Bob.
(c) Fred.
(d) Ed.

13. The juvenile shark that killed Bruder had probably been frightened off by what?
(a) Bruder.
(b) Helicopters.
(c) The rescue boat.
(d) The sounds of men.

14. The reporters had endless questions about what?
(a) Attacks on humans by animals.
(b) Sharks.
(c) Man-eating sharks.
(d) Sea creatures.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What had drawn the shark?

2. The ____________________ sensationalized the incident by describing in detail the gore of the attack.

3. Fisher immediately closed his ____________ shop and ran to the creek.

4. Scientists have recently theorized that shark attacks may be caused by what?

5. Why might the shark not have been hungry for a short while?

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