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. The shark withstood the vengeance of man and days enduring life-threatening fresh water and made its way to ______________ Bay.
(a) Raritan.
(b) Caneel.
(c) Sheepshead.
(d) Corio.

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

3. Suddenly, Joseph was being pulled down by his leg. His brother Michael and a rescuer, Jacob Lefferts, both leaped in the water and tried to wrest Joseph from the shark's mouth. They were able to pull Joseph out and onto whose boat?
(a) Renny Cartan's.
(b) Burlew's.
(c) Captain Cottrell's.
(d) Fisher's.

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

5. Confused by the coastline, the shark swam into the mouth of what creek?
(a) Matawan Creek.
(b) Flint Creek.
(c) Muscogee Creek.
(d) Indian Creek.

6. ___________________ of sharks were hunted down and slaughtered.
(a) Thousands.
(b) Tens of thousands.
(c) Dozens.
(d) Hundreds.

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

8. What had drawn the shark?
(a) The splashing of the boys.
(b) The warm water.
(c) The smell of the boys.
(d) The sounds of the boys.

9. There was a report of a thirteen-foot tiger shark that was towed ashore while still alive regurgitating, among other items, what?
(a) A squid.
(b) A well-preserved human arm.
(c) A small school of fish.
(d) A rubber tire.

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

11. He was finally able to get away from it and was carrying what was left of Lester to the shore when what happened?
(a) He collapsed.
(b) The shark started to swim away from him.
(c) The shark attacked again.
(d) He jumped back into the water to catch the shark.

12. What did Fisher set up so the boy's body wouldn't wash out to sea?
(a) A dam made from wood.
(b) A patrol of men to look for the body.
(c) A barrier of chicken wire down creek.
(d) A cage to catch the body.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Lester was pulled under by the shark, the boys ran into town and told ___________________ what had happened.

2. Just before they gave up, Fisher decided to dive one more time. He resurfaced and told Lester's waiting parents and the others what?

3. _______ 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.

4. What happened to the animal at which they shot?

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

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