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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. ______________________ of working-class men and women migrated across downtown Philadelphia to the coast on the first day of July 1916.

2. By ____________ years of age, the white shark nearly doubles in size, making it nearly invincible in its environment.

3. What was significant about the popular black and dark blue bathing suits?

4. A shark can smell prey ___________________ away.

5. In 1915, a _______________ editorial was written entitled, "Let Us Do Justice To Sharks."

Short Essay Questions

1. How did shark attacks become more possible in the summer of 1916?

2. How had beach life changed over the years? How might this also have played a role in the chance for shark attacks?

3. Why did Charles Bruder decide to go for a swim?

4. How is the behavior of a young shark different from an older shark? What might this say about the shark that attacked in 1916?

5. Had any new evidence come in regarding the dangers of sharks by the time Oelrichs died? Why or why not?

6. What information is given about great whites in this section? How is this important?

7. Describe the attack on Bruder.

8. What happened to Gertrude Schuyler? Why did this happen?

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

10. Describe the teeth of a shark. Why might they be like this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Great White still greatly remains a mystery.

Part 1) What is known about the Great White? How has this information been found? Why is more not known about this shark? How does this support the fact that the shark has remained greatly unchanged since the Age of Reptiles?

Part 2) Would knowing more about Great Whites help or hurt this powerful shark? Why? How could knowing more about this shark benefit humans? Why? How could more be learned about this shark? What technologies might be beneficial in learning more?

Part 3) What other animals still remain a mystery to mankind? Why? Why do humans desire to understand the animal kingdom and other aspects of our world? Does this knowledge truly benefit the creatures living on our planet? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Several hunts took place to find the man-eating shark.

Part 1) Describe one of these hunts. Who organized this hunt? How was this hunt operated? What information about sharks and other creatures did the men have when organizing this hunt?

Part 2) How successful was this hunt? Explain. How could this hunt have been more efficient and organized?

Part 3) Do you believe that this shark should have been hunted? Why or why not? How does the author feel about hunting and killing this shark? Use the book to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Sharks have existed since the Age of Reptiles.

Part 1) Describe the Great White shark. How is it well-adapted for its environment? Why has it not evolved since the Age of Reptiles? What makes it such a successful species? How does this also make it a danger to humans?

Part 2) How is the shark repeatedly shown to be a powerful and dangerous creature? Although dangerous, is the shark an evil man-eater? Why or why not? How do other areas of the book support your response?

Part 3) What is another animal that is high on the food chain and adapts well to changes in its environment? How does this animal compare to the shark? How dangerous is this animal to mankind? Explain.

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