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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 mistake does the U.S.S. Vincennes make?
(a) Does not communicate on the right line and misses instructions.
(b) Sends bombs to the wrong coordinates.
(c) Heads in the wrong direction and meets the Iraqi oil tankers.
(d) Shoots down an Iranian passenger plane.

2. According to Clarke, what is one factor that stops counter-terrorism policies from passing in Congress?
(a) Republican-Democratic party animosity.
(b) The lack of shared intelligence to the Congress.
(c) The push for budget cuts.
(d) WTC bombing of 1993 was not a large enough wake-up call.

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

4. El Sayyid Nosair's legal bills are paid by whom?
(a) Hussein.
(b) Hezbollah.
(c) Iran Revolutionary Guards.
(d) Usama bin Laden.

5. Who does Iran get on their side to overthrow the Khalifas?
(a) Bahraini refugees in Oman.
(b) Sunni minority in Bahrain.
(c) The Bahraini military.
(d) The Bahraini Shi'a.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Clinton's reaction to the terrorist attempt on George H.W. Bush?

2. How does Clarke learn about the World Trade Center bombing in 1993?

3. What strategic move does Iraq implement once U.S. begins their airstrike?

4. Where does Clinton get assurance that the U.S. bomb hit its target in Iraq?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What Millennium attack plans are foiled and how are they foiled?

2. How is Clarke able to get funds for embassy hardening? What stops him and who helps him?

3. In detail, describe the Cabinet meeting that gives the departments a wake-up call about how the U.S. lacks a chemical, biological and nuclear weapons response system.

4. When and why does Clarke compare al Qaeda to a Hydra with growing heads?

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

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

7. How do Congress and the Clinton administration try to weaken Iran?

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

9. What is the conversation between Watson from the FBI and Clarke on a secure line concerning the 9/11 terrorists during the counter-terrorism security group (CSG) meeting? Why does Watson want this conversation on a secure line and not in teleconference with all the other groups?

10. Explain Karl Rove's strategy that Republicans use in election years. How does this strategy turn out?

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