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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the first Black Hawk helicopter that was shot down over Mogadishu on October 3?
(a) Super Six Five.
(b) Super Six Two.
(c) Super Six One.
(d) Super Six Four.

2. What happened to the bodies of the crew of the Black Hawk helicopter shot down a week before October 3?
(a) They got dehydrated by the sun.
(b) They were consumed by animals.
(c) They were mutilated by Somalis.
(d) The skin was peeled off by sandstorms.

3. Who was run over when the disoriented Humvee driver did not see his body where it had been blown into the street in "Black Hawk Down"?
(a) Captain Mike Steele.
(b) Corporal Jim Cavaco.
(c) Private Adalberto Rodriguez.
(d) Sergeant Scott Galentine.

4. Who was the pilot of the Super Six Four?
(a) Warrant Officer Mike Durant.
(b) Chief Warrant Officer Ray Frank.
(c) Master Sergeant Scott Fales.
(d) Technical Sergeant Tim Wilkinson.

5. Why was it of great concern to get as many men around the downed aircraft to protect it and the survivors for the American government?
(a) An Army General was on board.
(b) They did not want the technology and equipment to get into the wrong hands.
(c) It was very expensive.
(d) There were sensitive documents on board.

6. In what year did the Battle of Mogadishu take place?
(a) 1993.
(b) 1995.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1988.

7. Alphabet was hit by an unexploded RPG which lodged itself where in "Black Hawk Down"?
(a) The ground.
(b) His chest.
(c) His leg.
(d) A humvee.

8. What were burning in the street when the first of the helicopters began to converge on the skies above the cities in "The Assault"?
(a) Drums of oil.
(b) Dumpsters.
(c) Tires.
(d) Bodies.

9. Mogadishu is located in what coastal region on the Indian Ocean?
(a) Sool.
(b) Bakool.
(c) Sanaag.
(d) Benadir.

10. Who announced his intention to take the wounded back to the base rather than going to the first crash site in "Black Hawk Down"?
(a) Sergeant First Class Randy Rymes.
(b) Chief Warrant Officer Ray Frank.
(c) Lieutenant Colonel Dave McKnight.
(d) Sergeant First Class Paul Howe.

11. Private First Class Todd Blackburn had not been through what yet when he was assigned to Chalk Four?
(a) Boot camp.
(b) Combat.
(c) Ranger school.
(d) Rifle training.

12. In what helicopter did Staff Sergeant Matt Eversmann fly into Mogadishu on October 3 in "The Assault"?
(a) Super Six Three.
(b) Super Six One.
(c) Super Six Seven.
(d) Super Six Five.

13. What are the United States Navy's Sea, Air and Land Teams commonly known as?
(a) DUCK's.
(b) SEALs.
(c) OTTER's.
(d) MARMOT's.

14. Less than two hours into the battle, the crippled Humvee convoy approached what location, preparing for another ambush as they made their way to the base in "Black Hawk Down"?
(a) K-9 square.
(b) K-4 circle.
(c) GR-8 triangle.
(d) B-4 oval.

15. What is a military vehicle that combines the features of a jeep with those of a light truck?
(a) Pickup.
(b) Humvee.
(c) Duck.
(d) Amphibian.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was one of Sergeant Jeff Struecker's men shot as the men made their way through the streets in "The Assault"?

2. As the Delta operators were searching the target house in "The Assault," bullets come flying from a corner that was what?

3. What evaporated on the Super Six Four, causing the helicopter to lean forward in "Black Hawk Down"?

4. How many chalks under the command of Captain Steele would go into Mogadishu on October 3, in "The Assault"?

5. What crew member of Super Six One had a gunshot to the abdomen and there was little anyone could do for him?

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