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Question 1: He also drew some material from the tragic ________.
Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916New York CityNew JerseyNortheastern United States

Question 2: ________
Northeastern United StatesNew York CityJersey Shore shark attacks of 1916New Jersey

Question 3: Q Clearance published in 1986 was written from his experience as a staffer in the Johnson ________.
President's ParkUnited States CapitolWhite HouseWashington, D.C.

Question 4: It was also turned into a made-for-TV movie titled Creature, with Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of the New York Times saying it "looks more like ________ than any fish".
Tim PawlentyArnold SchwarzeneggerDavid PatersonHaley Barbour

Question 5: [4] Book critics such as Michael Rogers of ________ shared the sentiment but the book struck a chord with readers.
Rolling StoneHot PressNMEEMI

Question 6: ________ used a similar strategy in 1977 for Star Wars which broke the box office records set by Jaws, and hence the summer blockbuster was born.
American GraffitiStar Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackGeorge LucasStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Question 7: The film, starring Roy Scheider, ________ and Robert Shaw, was released in the summer season, traditionally considered to be the graveyard season for films.
Lee MarvinRichard DreyfussPeter O'TooleJack Lemmon

Question 8: This 1976 novel is based on Benchley's chance meeting in ________ with diver Teddy Tucker while writing a story for National Geographic.
AnguillaBritish Virgin IslandsBermudaCayman Islands

Question 9: After graduating from college, he worked for The Washington Post, then as an editor at Newsweek and a speechwriter in the White House for President ________.
Lyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. KennedyHarry S. TrumanJimmy Carter

Question 10: [1] He developed the idea of a man-eating shark terrorising a community after reading of a fisherman catching a 4,550 pound great white shark off the coast of ________ in 1964.
New York CityBrooklynSuffolk County, New YorkLong Island







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