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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The juvenile shark that killed Bruder had probably been frightened off by what?

2. In New York City, some newspaper reporters visited whose office?

3. Fisher immediately closed his ____________ shop and ran to the creek.

4. As the shark-patrol steered its motorboats back and forth, hunting for the shark, the shark was doing what?

5. Just before they gave up, Fisher decided to dive one more time. He resurfaced and told Lester's waiting parents and the others what?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The news of the shark attack on Charles Vansant, was kept quiet.

Part 1) How did people initially react to the attack on Charles and his subsequent death? Why did they react this way? Should they have reacted this way? Why or why not? Are you surprised they reacted this way? Why or why not?

Part 2) How did people react as more people were attacked by this shark? Why did they react this way? How did this affect the Jersey shore? What did this reveal about the people's feelings regarding these attacks?

Part 3) How do you think the general public would respond to a shark attack today? Why do you think they would react this way? Are shark attacks more likely today than they were in the past? Why or why not? Should the public worry more today about shark attacks? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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