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Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Capuzzo
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. _________________ miles up the coast from Beach Haven, the New Essex and Sussex Hotel occupied a large piece of real estate on the coast of Spring Lake.



2. What did Dowling swear?



3. After the shark attacked, what had happened to Bruder?



4. The beach-goers of that year made up the largest gathering in the ____________ to date.



5. Noted _________________ Dr. John Treadwell Nichols was called in to investigate the attack.



Short Essay Questions

1. What led the shark to Matawan?



2. Describe the 1891 experiment. Is this a valid experiment? Why or why not?



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



4. Why does the great white still remain much of a mystery today?



5. What happened to both Joseph and Stanley Fisher?



6. Describe the attack on Bruder.



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



8. Why might the hotel have kept Charles' death a secret?



9. 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?



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



Essay Topics

A Great White shark's appetite is difficult to sate.

Part 1) How is this statement supported by information in this book? Why is its appetite so difficult to sate? How does this guide the shark in its daily life? How might this have played a role in its attacks on humans?

Part 2) Besides its hunger, what else guided the shark towards the shore and humans? Could this have been prevented? If so, how? If not, why not? Are attacks by Great Whites a large threat? Why or why not? What can humans do to protect themselves?

Part 3) Can Great Whites and humans coexist? If so, how? If not, why not? What can be done by mankind to improve the Great White's living conditions so that it will not come close to shore and attack humans?

Most of the attacks described in this book ended in death.

Part 1) Describe these attacks. When did they occur? Where did they occur? Why did they occur? What happened to those who were attacked? Why did the shark attack them in this way?

Part 2) Are shark attacks as deadly today as they were in 1916? Why or why not? Is there anything one can do if he or she is attacked by a shark? If so, what? If not, why not?

Part 3) Is swimming worth the risk of a shark attack? Why or why not? How have the descriptions of these attacks affected your opinion of sharks and swimming in the ocean?

A myth regarding a shark's power to kill is frequently supported throughout this book.

Part 1) What is this myth? How might it have begun? How was it supported by experts, as described in this book? How else was this myth perpetuated?

Part 2) How did the general public, as well as the victims of these attacks, suffer from this myth? Even after several of these attacks, why did many continue to believe this myth?

Part 3) How might the events in this story have been different if few people still believed in this myth? Do many believe this myth today? Why or why not? How might this affect the frequency of shark attacks and the education of those who swim in shark-infested waters?

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