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

2. How does Clarke learn of an assassination attempt on George H.W. Bush?
(a) BBC.
(b) CNN.
(c) An Arab-language London paper.
(d) Kuwait's ambassador.

3. What is the U.N. Special Commission's (UNSCOM) job?
(a) To oversee the rebuilding of Kuwait.
(b) Require Iraq to destroy chemical, biological, nuclear, missile programs.
(c) To oversee Hussein's punishment.
(d) To keep an alliance of the Arab nations intact.

4. What is the first thing Clarke does upon hearing the news of the World Trade Center?
(a) Calls Rice to see what she wants to do.
(b) Heads to the White House to speak with Cheney and Rice.
(c) Runs to the Situation Room at the White House.
(d) Calls O'Neill to see if he is OK.

5. When is the Atlanta bomber of 1996 arrested?
(a) 13 years later.
(b) 7 years later.
(c) Within 2 weeks.
(d) The culprit is still on the loose.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Aideed to go underground?

2. Initially, plans are to have Combat Air Patrol (CAP) over New York and D.C. Clarke then orders CAPs over every major city in the country. What causes him to extend the plans even further?

3. How many men are involved with the WTC bombing?

4. What problematic turn occurs in 1985 that alarms the U.S.?

5. What had Clarke admitted to on a "60 Minutes" interview with Bonin just days before the 9/11 attacks?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Describe Saudi Arabia's situation as Iraq starts to look into Kuwait. What options does the Saudi King have? What factors must he consider in his decisions?

3. Explain the steps and methods the FBI takes to determine the cause of the TWA 800's explosion. What do the FBI and other departments believe the cause is as the investigation progresses?

4. 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?

5. How does Saddam try to assassinate George H.W. Bush? Describe the subsequent events that allow the U.S. to discover that Iraq is responsible for the attempt.

6. 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?

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

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. How does Iraq involve Israel into the Persian Gulf War? How is this a smart strategy for Iraq?

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

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