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. Dr. Herbert Cooley at Keyport tended to Joseph when he was brought ashore. Joseph's ______________ received a large bite. The doctor treated the wound and had Joseph rushed to the hospital.
(a) Calf muscle.
(b) Neck muscle.
(c) Thigh muscle.
(d) Arm muscle.

2. 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) Cliffton.
(b) Cliffwood.
(c) Cliff Falls.
(d) Clifford.

3. Why might the juvenile shark that attacked the men have turned toward the coast when it reached Sandy Hook Bay on its northward migration?
(a) It was hungry.
(b) It was attracted by the smell of humans.
(c) It may have sensed that it wouldn't survive in the open ocean.
(d) It was confused.

4. Dr. Sir Victor Coppleson, __________________ surgeon, coined the phrase "rogue shark."
(a) A German.
(b) An Australian.
(c) An English.
(d) A Norwegian.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. ___________________ of sharks were hunted down and slaughtered.

3. Why did the other boys not believe something hit Renny in the water?

4. On July ________, 1916, Renny Cartan, Jr., his cousin Johnson Cartan, and some other friends took off for the swimming hole at the nearby creek.

5. Lester Stilwell left his job in _________________ and met his friends at the creek.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How was John Nichols finally forced to believe that sharks could be deadly to humans?

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. 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?

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