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

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

3. Who does the Soviet Union offer to help, and in what way?
(a) Offer air force support to Iran.
(b) Enter the battle and invade Iran with Iraq.
(c) Give armaments to Iran.
(d) Protect Iraq's oil shipments.

4. What does Clarke especially fight for to prevent terrorist attacks?
(a) Publicize all possible suspects on a nationwide emergency network.
(b) Make execution the only possible terrorist punishment.
(c) Greater collaborative effort from all departments.
(d) Make it illegal to fund terrorist groups.

5. What does the Continuity of Government implement?
(a) The evacuation of the first five in the line of government to a cave.
(b) The movement of departments to alternate sites.
(c) Always having a secure line between the President and Vice President.
(d) Secure back-up of fiber optic cables and wires for communications.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freeh believe is the cause of Saudi Arabia's lack of cooperation with the FBI?

2. What is the U.N. Special Commission's (UNSCOM) job?

3. According to Clarke, what is one factor that stops counter-terrorism policies from passing in Congress?

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

5. How does the American team look as they head to their cars after meeting with the Saudi King?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

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

7. 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?

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

9. 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?

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

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