|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Much to Everingham's surprise, what did he see?
(a) A gray fin cut the surface and speed right toward his boat.
(b) A large orca speed right toward his boat.
(d) A small dolphin speed right toward his boat.
2. ________________ were strapped to the boats as gunmen stood waiting for the shark to surface.
(a) Pieces of Bruder's clothing.
(c) Red pieces of fabric.
(d) Chunks of meat.
3. Why can white sharks not survive in fresh water?
(a) The water is too warm.
(b) The fresh water flushes out all the nutrients in their bodies.
(c) They lose the salt balance between their own body and the fresh water.
(d) The water is too cold.
4. What did the men do to attract the shark?
(a) They swam in the water around the boat.
(b) They spread trails of blood behind their boats.
(c) They called out for the shark.
(d) They shot into the water.
5. The ____________________ sensationalized the incident by describing in detail the gore of the attack.
(a) New York Times.
(b) New Yorker.
(c) New York Post.
(d) AM New York program.
6. The men thought once the shark was killed, it would do what?
(c) Go out to sea.
7. Fisher and fisherman George _________________ made repeated dives into the murky water but could not find Lester.
8. Cottrell did what to warn people about the shark?
(a) He steered his motorboat up and down the creek.
(b) He posted a warning as his Facebook status.
(c) He posted signs to stay out of the water.
(d) He telephoned everyone he knew.
9. On July ________, 1916, Renny Cartan, Jr., his cousin Johnson Cartan, and some other friends took off for the swimming hole at the nearby creek.
10. Coppleson cited the North Atlantic attacks of 1916 as those of a rogue shark, even though many American experts maintained what belief?
(a) The deaths of the swimmers were caused by a shark that could not be considered a rogue shark.
(b) The deaths of the swimmers were caused by orcas.
(c) The deaths of the swimmers were not caused by sharks.
(d) The swimmers drowned.
11. The great white can grow to _____________ feet or more and weigh several tons.
12. Hearing about the attacks, ichthyologist John Nichols drove from New York City to the Matawan Creek. Where did he stop first?
(a) The place where Renny was first scratched by the shark.
(b) Renny's home.
(c) The mouth of the creek.
(d) The constable's office.
13. 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 might be able to inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
(d) A shark could not very easily inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
14. When Lester was pulled under by the shark, the boys ran into town and told ___________________ what had happened.
(a) Patrolman Mulsoff.
(b) Captain Mulsoff.
(c) Constable Mulsoff.
(d) Sergeant Mulsoff.
15. Fisher immediately closed his ____________ shop and ran to the creek.
Short Answer Questions
1. Joseph Dunn, his brother Michael and their friend Jerry Hollohan in __________________, a community downstream from the town of Matawan, had missed the warnings and cut through the woods for a quick swim in the creek.
2. What did Fisher set up so the boy's body wouldn't wash out to sea?
3. Just before they gave up, Fisher decided to dive one more time. He resurfaced and told Lester's waiting parents and the others what?
4. Why is it difficult to catch serial-killing man-eating sharks?
5. An influx of salt water to the creek did what?
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