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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. With the Red Army gone, what mentality do some of the soldiers that fight against them have?
(a) That other countries will think twice before they invade.
(b) They now have the military power to run the government.
(c) They are ready to take down the next superpower.
(d) They now know a superpower can be destroyed.

2. What does Iran continue to do despite U.S. sanctions on them?
(a) Exports oil to the U.S.
(b) Continue arms trade with South Africa.
(c) Export oil to the U.K.
(d) Fund terrorism against Syria.

3. What does the U.S. buy from Israel?
(a) Unmanned aerial vehicles and air-to-ground smart bombs.
(b) Anti-missile lasers.
(c) Stingers.
(d) Hind-D helicopters.

4. 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) Yemen.
(b) Oman.
(c) Qatar.
(d) United Arab Emirates.

5. What key event does Russia provoke in 1979?
(a) Invasion of Pakistan.
(b) Invasion of Afghanistan.
(c) Invasion of Iraq.
(d) Invasion of Iran.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gore believe he does well?

2. What results in the Soviets' attempt to invade the central Asian region?

3. Where is President Bush at the time of the attacks?

4. When is the Atlanta bomber of 1996 arrested?

5. What risky task does Gallucci have at the Agricultural Ministry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give a briefing as Clarke does to Bush when they have a teleconference meeting for the first time after the attacks. What happened the morning of 9/11? What are the "Response Actions?"

2. What is different about the terrorists involved with the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 than terrorists from previous attacks?

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

4. How does Condeleeza Rice handle the situation at the White house following the 9/11 attacks? How might others view her actions? How does Clarke view her actions?

5. As terrorist attacks occur in New York and D.C., how are high levels in the White House expected to react? How is this difficult in the job? How is this difficult as a person?

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

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

8. 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.

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

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