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. How many Egyptians were seized and spirited out of Sweden while seeking asylum?

3. After the U.S. Army operation in western Afghanistan, how many Al Qaeda members were supposedly killed?

4. What city is Abu Ghraib located on the outskirts of?

5. Where did the evidence show that most of the Al Qaeda members fled?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did General Janis Karpinski's background consist of?

2. What was occurring when the information linking Iraq and Niger came out?

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

4. What happened to Moussaoui's home computer?

5. What was it shown that the common perception in Abu Ghraib was of what the military would allow?

6. What did inspectors find in Libyan nuclear inspections?

7. What happened when the Special Forces were put down in the attack zone of Operation Anaconda?

8. Regardless of how much they were paid, what did some warlords refuse to do?

9. Who was disturbed by the conditions at Guantanamo?

10. Why did the U.S. forces go into battle unprepared?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to the author and the information he presents, do the ends justify the means detailed in this book? What are the ends and the means used in the book?

Essay Topic 2

The ex-Israeli prime minister said that the U.S. could not win in Iraq, and that the U.S. must choose the extent of its humiliation. What information, provided in the book, provides support for this statement? What information, provided in the book, does not support this statement? Which side is the stronger argument and why?

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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