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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. Nichols still maintained that an orca was responsible for the attacks. He soon realized that what would not accommodate a killer whale?
(a) The size of the creek.
(b) The depth of the creek.
(c) The temperature of the creek.
(d) The fresh water of the creek.

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

3. 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 posted a warning as his Facebook status.
(d) He steered his motorboat up and down the creek.

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

5. 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.
(a) Cliffwood.
(b) Cliff Falls.
(c) Cliffton.
(d) Clifford.

Short Answer Questions

1. Despite their efforts, what happened to the beaches?

2. What had drawn the shark?

3. Why did the shark do this to Renny?

4. The attack made the ________________ in the newspapers.

5. The shark craved large mammals rich with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were New York and New Jersey's economies affected by this shark? How did the people of these states react to this? How did this lead to federal government efforts?

2. What had occurred by July 9th? Why?

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

4. What was done to try to catch the shark? Why did people react this way?

5. Describe the health of the average great white. How does this compare to the juvenile shark that attacked in 1916?

6. What did Fisher do to try to get Lester's body? How did this affect Fisher? Should he have done this? Why or why not?

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

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

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

10. What led the shark to Matawan?

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