Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Since the incident, experts have determined that swimmers who swim with dogs are at greater risk from shark attack. Why?
2. As Gertrude stroked along parallel to the coastline, what happened to her?
3. The _______________ Hotel's young bell captain, Charles Bruder, decided to slip away for an afternoon swim.
4. The owner and captain of the yacht was the wealthy shipping mogul Hermann Oelrichs. One of Oelrichs' goals was to debunk the myth that sharks were man-eaters. He felt certain that their bad publicity stemmed from pure fantasy. He had offered a reward of ____________ for proof that any person had ever been attacked by a shark.
5. What did Dr. William G. Schauffler immediately order?
Short Essay Questions
1. What information is given about great whites in this section? How is this important?
2. 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?
3. What might have drawn the shark to Charles Vansant?
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 is a rogue shark? How did this term come about?
6. 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?
7. What was done to try to catch the shark? Why did people react this way?
8. Describe the 1891 experiment. Is this a valid experiment? Why or why not?
9. Describe the health of the average great white. How does this compare to the juvenile shark that attacked in 1916?
10. What was done for Bruder? Was this adequate? What there anything else that could have been done for him? Why or why not?
The book Jaws was based on the attacks of 1916.
Part 1) How is this fact important to this book? How popular must this book have been? Why? How did this then lead to the creation of the movie Jaws? What might have been the reaction to the movie? Might reactions have been similar to those at the time of the attacks in 1916? Why or why not?
Part 2) How does the author of the book, Jaws, react to the fear and hatred that is felt towards Great White sharks? Why does he react this way? Are you surprised by his reaction? Why or why not?
Part 3) Do you agree with the author of Jaws regarding the danger that Great Whites may or may not pose? Why or why not? Can Great White sharks and man co-exist peacefully? If so, how? If not, why not?
Many of the resorts along the Jersey shore wanted to keep their beaches open.
Part 1) What attempts were made to keep these beaches open? Were these good ideas? Why or why not? Should the beaches have been kept open? Why or why not?
Part 2) What other disasters might affect the economy of a beach community like the Jersey shore? How might those living in and visiting these communities deal with these disasters?
Part 3) When have communities or the government kept information from the general public to keep the economy from collapsing? How did this, in the end, affect the economy?
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) Compare the hunts to each other. Which hunt was more successful? Why was it more successful?
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