Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Seymour Hersh
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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. How many American soldiers were put into the field with the first Gulf War?

2. On what program did the story break about abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib?

3. U.S. Army Rangers and who, went on an operation to get Taliban leader Mullah Omar?

4. The White House and where wanted the investigations into Abu Ghraib to stop?

5. Whom did the Iraqi National Congress oppose?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to the U.S. Army Rangers and Delta Force when they went to get Mullah Omar?

2. What were some of the early problems facing the U.S. forces in the Iraq war?

3. What were some of the issues the CIA faced, starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late eighties?

4. What is one of the questions that we will never know the answer to about the Bush presidency?

5. Who was disturbed by the conditions at Guantanamo?

6. What was the positive spin the media put on the first day of operations in Operation Anaconda?

7. What did the Israelis do from their base in Iraqi Kurdistan?

8. What describes the country the Saudi royal family presides over?

9. What happened to the Iranian nuclear program in 2001?

10. Why did Israel want the U.S. to seal the Iraq-Iran border in mid-2003?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is "Pandora's Box" and why would assassinating foreign leaders open it? According to the rest of the information presented in the book, was Pandora's Box opened? Cite examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

How does the author show that the Bush Administration did not accept responsibility for their actions and the events that occurred? What do the facts shown in the book say the Bush Administration did? Cite specific examples in support of your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Did the Bush Administration create a false story about Niger selling uranium to Iraq to further its desires, or did it just take the dubious information at face value? What information was presented in the book to support the two options? Which option seems to be the true story? Why? Cite specific examples to support your answer.

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