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

2. Why is it difficult to catch serial-killing man-eating sharks?
(a) Men do not know much about sea creatures.
(b) The water conceals their crimes and aids in their escape.
(c) The sharks are shy.
(d) These sharks are very intelligent and devious.

3. As the shark-patrol steered its motorboats back and forth, hunting for the shark, the shark was doing what?
(a) Heading north.
(b) Hunting for humans.
(c) Heading south.
(d) Picking up the many vibrations and sensations that the boats were causing.

4. Coppleson based his theory on the incidence of shark attacks that occurred when?
(a) After the advent of the swimsuit in 1919.
(b) After the advent of the sailboat in 1919.
(c) After the advent of swimming competitions in 1919.
(d) After the advent of the sport of surfing in 1919.

5. On July ____, 1916, a small group of men and their boats were organized to hunt the man-eater down.
(a) 7.
(b) 14.
(c) 21.
(d) 28.

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

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

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

9. An influx of salt water to the creek did what?
(a) It helped give the shark new life.
(b) Made the shark ill.
(c) Forced the shark to enter the creek.
(d) Confused the shark.

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

11. What was done to keep swimmers safe in the Asbury Park area?
(a) They were told to wear bright colors in the water.
(b) A wire mesh net was being constructed.
(c) Guards sat in boats in the water looking for the shark.
(d) They were not allowed in the water.

12. 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 did not feel comfortable carrying weapons.
(c) He thought there was no real threat.
(d) He forgot.

13. Why did the other boys not believe something hit Renny in the water?
(a) He often exaggerated.
(b) They thought he was scraped by a branch.
(c) He always lied.
(d) They had not seen anything.

14. The men began launching ________________ in various parts of the creek.
(a) Grenades.
(b) Spears.
(c) Tear gas canisters.
(d) Dynamite blasts.

15. Lester Stilwell left his job in _________________ and met his friends at the creek.
(a) The factory.
(b) The school.
(c) The warehouse.
(d) The grocery store.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Nichols still maintained that an orca was responsible for the attacks. He soon realized that what would not accommodate a killer whale?

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

4. When the attacks stopped, Coppleson took it as what evidence?

5. The shark craved large mammals rich with what?

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