Black Friday Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. How does the story being?

The story begins with Colonel David Hudson standing next to his taxi while looking at the buildings along Wall Street. As he imagines an explosion he whispers, "Boom."

2. What happens Just before 5:30 on the morning of December 4th?

Just before 5:30 on the morning of December 4th, Sergeant Harry Stemkowsky uses a payphone to telephone FBI Director Walter Trentkamp. When Trentkamp answers, Stemkowsky plays a recorded voice.

3. What does the recorded voice threaten?

The recorded voice indicates that a firebomb will devastate the Wall Street Financial District and as a demonstration the terrorists will detonate a bomb on the NY pier. They promise that the bombs in the financial district will go off at 5:05 p.m.

4. Why do the officials decide to suspend trading on Wall Street?

The officials decide to suspend trading on Wall Street when Piers 33 and 34 are bombed. Officials then make the decision to sound the markets ending bell.

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