Against All Enemies Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard A. Clarke
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What mistake does the U.S.S. Vincennes make?

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

3. How does Clarke quell issues with Israel in regards to selling arms to South Africa?

4. El Sayyid Nosair's legal bills are paid by whom?

5. Who does Iran get on their side to overthrow the Khalifas?

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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the birth and growth of al Qaeda. When does al Qaeda first begin? How does it grow? To what extent does it grow? What is al Qaeda's current situation? Are they still viable,weakening, or growing in strength?

Essay Topic 2

Compare Reagan and George H.W. Bush's non-military response to Clinton and George W. Bush's military response to terrorism. Which avenue seems to work better? What other influences are there that determines the effectiveness of a response?

Essay Topic 3

"Against All Enemies" is through the eyes of a government official. Write an essay on how 9/11 and other terrorist acts affect non-government civilians. Research primary sources such as newspapers, books, articles. How does the public feel about terrorism against the U.S? Does it matter if it is on foreign or national soil? Does terrorism awareness increase when it hits civilians and not just military personnel?

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