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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 was Benjamin Everingham doing in the Asbury Avenue beach area?
2. He was finally able to get away from it and was carrying what was left of Lester to the shore when what happened?
3. The next morning, retired ______________ Thomas V. Cottrell was walking along the bank of the creek.
4. The beating with the oar and the gunshots had, like some old-time fishermen predicted, probably done what?
5. The shark withstood the vengeance of man and days enduring life-threatening fresh water and made its way to ______________ Bay.
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the first realization that a shark had entered the Matawan Creek.
2. What led the shark to Matawan?
3. What proof does Chapter 11 give to suggest this was a young shark?
4. What did Fisher do to try to get Lester's body? How did this affect Fisher? Should he have done this? Why or why not?
5. After the attack on Charles Bruder, what happened to the news regarding the shark? Why did this happen?
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. What had occurred by July 9th? Why?
9. What was done to help keep swimmers safe? Was this effective? Why or why not?
10. What was done to try to catch the shark? Why did people react this way?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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