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

2. Just before they gave up, Fisher decided to dive one more time. He resurfaced and told Lester's waiting parents and the others what?
(a) He had been attacked.
(b) He found the boy.
(c) He could not find the boy.
(d) The boy was still alive.

3. What was wrong with the North Atlantic region for the shark?
(a) It had too many animals from which to choose.
(b) It did not offer him many food choices.
(c) It was very warm.
(d) It was very cold.

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

5. The men thought once the shark was killed, it would do what?
(a) Surface.
(b) Go out to sea.
(c) Disintegrate.
(d) Sink.

Short Answer Questions

1. Fisher immediately closed his ____________ shop and ran to the creek.

2. By July _______, bathers returned and ventured back into the water, seeming to forget about the recent attacks.

3. The beating with the oar and the gunshots had, like some old-time fishermen predicted, probably done what?

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

5. The shark withstood the vengeance of man and days enduring life-threatening fresh water and made its way to ______________ Bay.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to both Joseph and Stanley Fisher?

2. How do events in this story prove that not everyone had heard about the man-eating shark?

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. What did Fisher set up in the creek? Why did he do this?

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

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