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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) National Guard.
(c) Secret Service.
(d) FBI.

2. Why doesn't the federal government want to take over airport security?
(a) They do not want to implement an entire new department.
(b) Lobbyists from private airport security firms and airlines.
(c) It takes away from private airline employment opportunities.
(d) Budget costs.

3. Which country helps the U.S. strengthen its military presence in the Middle East?
(a) Oman.
(b) Saudia Arabia.
(c) Egypt.
(d) Kuwait.

4. As Clarke and other national levels get together, what does the mayor of New York City order?
(a) Evacuation of New York City.
(b) Evacuation of Manhattan south of Canal St.
(c) A state emergency.
(d) The National Guard's presence.

5. How does Freeh want to handle Sayegh's case?
(a) Detain him illegally to interrogate him.
(b) Get him to cooperate for a light sentence.
(c) Banish him to Saudi Arabia so they can handle his case.
(d) Execute him as an example for other terrorists.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which country asks for the U.S.'s help against Saddam a week prior to Clarke's arrival to ask to use their bases?

2. Who invites Usama bin Laden into their country?

3. What does Ramzi Yousef plan while on the lam for two years?

4. What does Clarke especially fight for to prevent terrorist attacks?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. Why is the timing of a strike against al Qaeda questionable in relation to the President?

6. In terms of taking action against terrorism, where does the White House stand? The Pentagon? How is this seen in their decisions?

7. What are the general American reactions to U.S.'s retaliation with missiles? How do they come to this conclusion? Is it reasonable?

8. 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?

9. According to Clarke, what credit does he give Usama bin Laden?

10. What is Operation Staunch? How does it further influence the Iran-Iraq war?

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