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

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

3. 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 sailboat in 1919.
(c) After the advent of the sport of surfing in 1919.
(d) After the advent of the swimsuit in 1919.

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

5. The attack made the ________________ in the newspapers.
(a) Second pages.
(b) Middle pages.
(c) Headlines.
(d) Back pages.

6. Cottrell did what to warn people about the shark?
(a) He steered his motorboat up and down the creek.
(b) He posted signs to stay out of the water.
(c) He telephoned everyone he knew.
(d) He posted a warning as his Facebook status.

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

8. The men thought once the shark was killed, it would do what?
(a) Sink.
(b) Disintegrate.
(c) Go out to sea.
(d) Surface.

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

10. What did the men do to attract the shark?
(a) They called out for the shark.
(b) They shot into the water.
(c) They spread trails of blood behind their boats.
(d) They swam in the water around the boat.

11. In New York City, some newspaper reporters visited whose office?
(a) Dr. Aaron Frank Lucas'.
(b) Dr. Augustus Frederic Lucas'.
(c) Dr. Frederic Augustus Lucas'.
(d) Dr. Frank Aaron Lucas'.

12. The beating with the oar and the gunshots had, like some old-time fishermen predicted, probably done what?
(a) Scared it south.
(b) Caused the shark to drift north.
(c) Forced it farther out to sea.
(d) Killed the shark.

13. 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) Catch seals.
(b) Tear the flesh of large fish.
(c) Find a human scent in the water.
(d) Tear flesh from dead carcasses.

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

15. Dr. Herbert Cooley at Keyport tended to Joseph when he was brought ashore. Joseph's ______________ received a large bite. The doctor treated the wound and had Joseph rushed to the hospital.
(a) Neck muscle.
(b) Thigh muscle.
(c) Arm muscle.
(d) Calf muscle.

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. The shark could have been reacting to the lunar pull, which caused what?

3. What was done to keep swimmers safe in the Asbury Park area?

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 man the reporters visited was director of what?

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