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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. Who does Clarke trust to lead National Security Special Events?
(a) CIA.
(b) Secret Service.
(c) FBI.
(d) National Guard.

2. What is Clinton's reaction to the terrorist attempt on George H.W. Bush?
(a) He wants to retaliate in action, not sanctions.
(b) He is angered by the fact that George H.W. Bush allowed Hussein to live after the Persian Gulf War.
(c) He prefers sanctions, but is convinced by his men to take military actions.
(d) He wants a diplomatic meeting with Hussein, but upon refusal uses military action.

3. What does Ramzi Yousef plan while on the lam for two years?
(a) Attacks on the Sears and John Hancock Tower in Chicago.
(b) Aircraft bombings on 11 different flights.
(c) Infiltration into the Pentagon's computer system.
(d) Assassination attempt on President Clinton.

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

5. 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) Detain him illegally to interrogate him.
(d) Banish him to Saudi Arabia so they can handle his case.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Clarke, what countries must the U.S. be concerned about?

2. What development adds to the political turmoil in the Middle East?

3. What gets the Pentagon angry at the President's response to the Khobar attack?

4. Which country noticeably does not attend the International Summit on Terrorism?

5. Which country helps the U.S. strengthen its military presence in the Middle East?

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. 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.

3. What are Clarke's feelings about Iraq after the World Trade Center is attacked on September 11, 2001? What does he wish for, and why?

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

6. What is the dispute between the FBI and Clarke concerning Air Marshalls?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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