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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was Fisher able to fight against the shark?
(a) He was brave.
(b) He was smart.
(c) He was an athletically built man.
(d) He was quick.

2. What were placed at the mouth of the creek so the shark could not escape?
(a) Boats.
(b) Wire nets.
(c) Spears.
(d) Metal cages.

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

4. The great white can grow to _____________ feet or more and weigh several tons.
(a) Thirty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Forty-five.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. ___________________ of sharks were hunted down and slaughtered.

2. The US Bureau of ______________ declared that people should not be deterred from going into the waters since "sharks were not vicious" (p. 82). Sharks were deemed to be less a threat to man than horses and dogs.

3. Coppleson based his theory on the incidence of shark attacks that occurred when?

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

5. Scientists have recently theorized that shark attacks may be caused by what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What might have drawn the shark to the shark-patrol boat? Why?

2. Whom did newspaper reporters in New York contact regarding shark attacks? Why did they contact this man?

3. What was done to help keep swimmers safe? Was this effective? Why or why not?

4. To what animal is a shark compared? How is this belief supported?

5. What is a rogue shark? How did this term come about?

6. Why might Bruder's legs not have been satisfying for the shark?

7. If the shark was near the shark-patrol boat, why were they unable to catch it or shoot it?

8. What did Coppleson think of the shark attacks of 1916? How does this compare to other beliefs at the time and beliefs today?

9. What proof does Chapter 11 give to suggest this was a young shark?

10. Describe what took place on July 7, 1916.

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