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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. Why is the Navy officer unsure of whether to contact Clarke about the World Trade Center bombing in 1993?
(a) Clarke is not a popular figure amongst the military.
(b) It's the first major domestic terrorist attack.
(c) Freeh tells him not to.
(d) The FBI already arrives on scene.

2. What is the FBI' s role in the World Trade Center bombing?
(a) They are secondary under Clarke's command.
(b) They are to determine WTC's security weaknesses.
(c) They are to find the culprits.
(d) They are to implement greater security measures at WTC.

3. How do the surviving families of TWA 800 respond to Clinton's visit?
(a) They shun his lack of genuine concern.
(b) They are angry for answers.
(c) They embrace his empathy.
(d) They understand he is there politically.

4. What problematic turn occurs in 1985 that alarms the U.S.?
(a) Russia is now invading Pakistan.
(b) Syria adds help to Iran.
(c) Russia is winning the war against Afghanistan.
(d) Israel and Iran are under terrorist attacks from one another.

5. What is the general response as Clarke and his team make an effort for an air defense system in D.C.?
(a) They think he is nuts.
(b) They believe he is too involved with conspiracy theories.
(c) They think he is creative, but disagree with the immediate need.
(d) They completely agree and back him.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In addition to closing airways, what does Clarke want to safeguard?

3. With the Red Army gone, what mentality do some of the soldiers that fight against them have?

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

5. The increase in counter-terrorism budget helped do what?

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 Operation Staunch? How does it further influence the Iran-Iraq war?

3. What is the Afghan Services Bureau? What does the CIA believe it is?

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

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. Why does the Saudi Arabian government threaten bin Laden? How does Usama bin Laden remain strong despite these threats?

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

8. What are the pros/cons of strengthening the relationship with Israel?

9. How does Usama bin Laden become involved in the efforts of Afghanistan?

10. 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.

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