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. What did Dowling swear?

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

3. Why did Bruder give several bellmen a break to join at the beach?

4. The great white that attacked the swimmer in 1916 was probably born in the Atlantic around ___________.

5. Twenty-six teeth are contained in the top row and ______________ in the bottom row.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Charles feel he had reached the shore safely, even though he knew he was being followed? Why might the shark have attacked him anyway?

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

3. What did most people think about the idea of a shark attacking a human? Why did they believe this?

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. Why is it more dangerous to swim with dogs?

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

7. Describe the attack on Bruder.

8. What was the official report after Charles Bruder's death? What was done as this report was being filed?

9. Describe a young great white shark regarding its size and speed in the water. What might this mean for a human swimming in the water?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The shark swam into a fresh water creek.

Part 1) Why did the shark do this? What did this reveal about the shark at this time? How might the shark's state of mind have played a role in the many attacks along the Matawan Creek?

Part 2) What could have been done to keep the shark out of the creek? Might tactics such as this be used today? Why or why not? Do you see creeks as being dangerous now because of this event? Why or why not?

Part 3) In what ways has man tried to control nature to make life better for all mankind? What are the results of these attempts? Why? Should man attempt to control nature? 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

Stanley Fisher died trying to save Lester Stillwell.

Part 1) Describe the attack on Lester and Fisher's attempt to save him. Why did Fisher decide to try to save Lester? Did he believe he could save Lester's life? Why or why not? What did this decision to go after Lester reveal about Fisher?

Part 2) Would you be willing to risk your life to save another? Why or why not?

Part 3) Should Fisher have jumped in after Lester? Why or why not? Did this action on Fisher's part make him a hero? Why or why not?

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