Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Test | Final Test - Medium

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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. 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.

2. 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.

3. Lucas had sent whom to the scene of the shark attack on Charles Bruder?
(a) Dr. Neergaard.
(b) Dr. Smith.
(c) Dr. Johnson.
(d) Dr. Nichols.

4. The attack made the ________________ in the newspapers.
(a) Back pages.
(b) Second pages.
(c) Middle pages.
(d) Headlines.

5. Coppleson would one day refer to these attacks as those by the "____________" of New Jersey.
(a) Wild shark.
(b) Crazy shark.
(c) Mad shark.
(d) White shark.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In most cases, white sharks dislike the taste of humans and do what?

3. The men thought once the shark was killed, it would do what?

4. What was wrong with the North Atlantic region for the shark?

5. Fisher and fisherman George _________________ made repeated dives into the murky water but could not find Lester.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Renny's cousin and friends react to the scratch marks on Renny's body and his fear? Why might they have reacted in this way?

2. After the attack on Charles Bruder, what happened to the news regarding the shark? Why did this happen?

3. Describe the first realization that a shark had entered the Matawan Creek.

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

5. How did the boys react to Lester Stilwell being pull under by the shark? Was this a good idea? Why or why not?

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

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

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

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

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

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