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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. By Saturday, July 15, Coney Island and Brighton Beach had lost an estimated __________________ beach goers, replaced by gangs of men armed with guns and spears bent on killing sharks.
2. The man the reporters visited was director of what?
(a) Liberty Science Center.
(b) The American Museum of Natural History.
(c) The Rose Center.
(d) The Sony Wonder Lab.
3. What was Benjamin Everingham doing in the Asbury Avenue beach area?
(a) Building barriers.
(b) Warning swimmers.
4. In 1922, two _____________ were attacked and killed at the same location, Coogee Beach, by large sharks that struck them with such force that they were lifted from the water.
5. This doctor insisted what?
(a) A shark might be able to inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
(b) A shark could easily inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
(c) A shark could not very easily inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
(d) A shark could not inflict the damage that Bruder suffered.
Short Answer Questions
1. Much to Everingham's surprise, what did he see?
2. ___________________ of sharks were hunted down and slaughtered.
3. Hearing about the attacks, ichthyologist John Nichols drove from New York City to the Matawan Creek. Where did he stop first?
4. What happened to the animal at which they shot?
5. The men thought once the shark was killed, it would do what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What might have caused the shark to head north?
2. What happened to both Joseph and Stanley Fisher?
3. What was done to try to catch the shark? Why did people react this way?
4. Describe the health of the average great white. How does this compare to the juvenile shark that attacked in 1916?
5. Why might Bruder's legs not have been satisfying for the shark?
6. How do events in this story prove that not everyone had heard about the man-eating shark?
7. If the shark was near the shark-patrol boat, why were they unable to catch it or shoot it?
8. Whom did newspaper reporters in New York contact regarding shark attacks? Why did they contact this man?
9. After the attack on Charles Bruder, what happened to the news regarding the shark? Why did this happen?
10. What had occurred by July 9th? Why?
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