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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 was done to keep swimmers safe in the Asbury Park area?
(a) They were not allowed in the water.
(b) They were told to wear bright colors in the water.
(c) A wire mesh net was being constructed.
(d) Guards sat in boats in the water looking for the shark.

2. What did Fisher set up so the boy's body wouldn't wash out to sea?
(a) A dam made from wood.
(b) A cage to catch the body.
(c) A barrier of chicken wire down creek.
(d) A patrol of men to look for the body.

3. On July ________, 1916, Renny Cartan, Jr., his cousin Johnson Cartan, and some other friends took off for the swimming hole at the nearby creek.
(a) 29.
(b) 11.
(c) 22.
(d) 15.

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

5. 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) He jumped back into the water to catch the shark.
(c) The shark attacked again.
(d) The shark started to swim away from him.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In New York City, some newspaper reporters visited whose office?

3. Confused by the coastline, the shark swam into the mouth of what creek?

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

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. What happened to both Joseph and Stanley Fisher?

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

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

5. What did Lucas and others think about the idea of man-eating sharks? How did they support this belief?

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

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

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

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

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

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