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

2. 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.
(a) Swimmers.
(b) Divers.
(c) Boaters.
(d) Surfers.

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

4. 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) Captain Cottrell's.
(b) Fisher's.
(c) Burlew's.
(d) Renny Cartan's.

5. Fisher immediately closed his ____________ shop and ran to the creek.
(a) Tailor.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Jewelry.
(d) Blacksmith.

6. 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.

7. _______ 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) Fred.
(b) Ed.
(c) Jerry.
(d) Bob.

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

9. What did the shark do to Renny?
(a) It bumped into him.
(b) It nipped him.
(c) It bit him.
(d) It smelled him.

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

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

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

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

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

15. The ____________________ sensationalized the incident by describing in detail the gore of the attack.
(a) New Yorker.
(b) New York Times.
(c) New York Post.
(d) AM New York program.

Short Answer Questions

1. Coppleson felt there was evidence that if a shark experiences killing or mauling humans, he does what?

2. Coppleson cited the North Atlantic attacks of 1916 as those of a rogue shark, even though many American experts maintained what belief?

3. As the shark-patrol steered its motorboats back and forth, hunting for the shark, the shark was doing what?

4. What was Benjamin Everingham doing in the Asbury Avenue beach area?

5. Much to Everingham's surprise, what did he see?

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