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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which country asks for the U.S.'s help against Saddam a week prior to Clarke's arrival to ask to use their bases?
(a) Oman.
(b) Qatar.
(c) Yemen.
(d) United Arab Emirates.

2. According to Clarke, what countries must the U.S. be concerned about?
(a) Egypt and Iraq.
(b) Yemen and Iran.
(c) Afghanistan and Pakistan.
(d) Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

3. How does Clarke quell issues with Israel in regards to selling arms to South Africa?
(a) Threatens sanctions to all countries that sell to South Africa, including Israel.
(b) Discusses apartheid and anti-semitism with Ivry.
(c) Offers financial strategies that can replace Israel's business with South Africa.
(d) Reminds Ivry that Israel needs the U.S. as long as Russia is a superpower.

4. How does Freeh want to handle Sayegh's case?
(a) Execute him as an example for other terrorists.
(b) Get him to cooperate for a light sentence.
(c) Banish him to Saudi Arabia so they can handle his case.
(d) Detain him illegally to interrogate him.

5. What is the CIA's view on Iraq's intentions concerning Kuwait before the Persian Gulf War begins?
(a) Iraq is working in cahoots with Kuwait.
(b) Iraq is desparate to take Kuwait.
(c) Iraq is just intimidating Kuwait.
(d) Iraq is willing to do whatever it takes to get Kuwait's oil fields.

Short Answer Questions

1. What mistake does the U.S.S. Vincennes make?

2. Who invites Usama bin Laden into their country?

3. What angers Usama bin Laden about Americans in Saudi Arabia?

4. Why does Secretary of State Christopher push to bomb an Iraqi facility on a Saturday night?

5. When does Clarke finally allow himself to grieve over the deaths of 9/11?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the environment in Somalia in 1993? What is happening that the U.N. and U.S. get involved?

2. How does Saudi Arabia handle terrorists in their country? What examples show their efforts in stopping terrorism? How do they handle the Khobar attack?

3. Why does the U.S. send Marine forces into Lebanon? What does Reagan tell the administration, and why?

4. During the 1990s, what is the political situation in Bahrain? How does this affect the U.S.?

5. What is President Bush adamant about despite the international law that Rumsfield reminds him of? What is the international law that Rumsfield mentions to Bush?

6. Compare and contrast alliances and enemies from the Reagan administration and George H.W. Bush's administration.

7. Explain how the U.S. is able to act fast with many of the Arab Nations and allow the U.S. troops to come into their country just previous to the Persian Gulf War.

8. Why does Iraq's attack on Kuwait concern the U.S. and other nations? What are the countries fearful of?

9. For the first time, on 9/11 Clarke is able to think as he walks from the Situation Room (SR) to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC). What are his thoughts at this time? How might this foreshadow information that may come later in the book?

10. How is bin Laden affiliated with the World Trade Center bombing?

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