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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By when had bin Laden moved his operations to the south to Kandahar?
(a) May 1996.
(b) November 1995.
(c) November 1996.
(d) May 1995.

2. Massoud had gained strength in new arms deals and felt that the Taliban had weakened as he rebuilt what?
(a) Western Alliance.
(b) Southern Alliance.
(c) Eastern Alliance.
(d) Northern Alliance.

3. With whom did the Turkmenistan government make their deal?
(a) Unocal, without Washington support.
(b) Bulgheroni, without Washington support.
(c) Unocal, with Washington support.
(d) Bulgheroni, with Washington support.

4. The Hamburg cell, which derived its name from the German city it met in, included which members?
(a) Mohammed Atta, Ramzai Binalshibh, Ziad Jarrah, Hamid Karzai.
(b) Mohammed Atta, Ramzai Binalshibh, Ziad Jarrah, Marwan al-Shehhi.
(c) Mohammed Atta, Hallaladin Haqqanni, Ziad Jarrah, Marwan al-Shehhi.
(d) Mohammed Atef, Ramzai Binalshibh, Ziad Jarrah, Marwan al-Shehhi.

5. The CIA slowly composed an intricate map of which infrastructure made from photos and satellite imagery?
(a) Bin Laden's Pakistani.
(b) Bin Laden's Iranian.
(c) Bin Laden's Saudi.
(d) Bin Laden's Afghani.

6. Terrorists met at the Zawhar Kili camp that the U.S. attacked with Tomahawk missiles resulting in what to bin Laden?
(a) Escaped injury in the attack.
(b) Not there in the attack.
(c) Received major injury in the attack.
(d) Received minor injury in the attack.

7. How did Coll describe the relationship between Black and Pillar?
(a) Distrusting of each other."
(b) "Skeptical of each other's approach."
(c) A tight and natural partner."
(d) "Not a natural partner."

8. Richard Clarke's White House counterterrorist group usually pressed for what type of tactics against bin Laden?
(a) Most aggressive.
(b) Moderately aggressive.
(c) Least aggressive.
(d) Non-aggressive.

9. Sudan was told the Khartoum embassy would close given their terrorist support, but what was one step it could take?
(a) Expel bin Laden to Romania.
(b) Expel bin Laden to Saudi Arabia.
(c) Expel bin Laden to Yemen.
(d) Provide information on bin Laden and his followers.

10. The CIA hired Afghan tribal fighters to find Kasi, who attacked Langley in 1993, and who is captured when?
(a) 15 June 1997.
(b) 21 December 1996.
(c) December 1997.
(d) 29 June 1998.

11. When Bush becomes the President, what was one of the initial changes made at the CIA?
(a) Official position on Afghanistan changed.
(b) Predator flights were resumed.
(c) Official position on Taliban changed.
(d) Obtain support for Massoud.

12. When Massoud was cornered in northern Afghanistan, what was the result of his requests for aid?
(a) U.S. did not provide.
(b) U.S. provided.
(c) Saudi Arabia provided.
(d) Saudi Arabia did not provide.

13. Unocal sent which two individuals to negotiate the pipeline?
(a) Tony Lake, Marty Miller.
(b) John Imle, Sandy Berger.
(c) Sandy Berger, Tony Lake.
(d) Marty Miller, John Imle.

14. Government lawyers debated for months under what circumstances lethal force was legal and when it constituted what?
(a) Assassination.
(b) National security.
(c) War.
(d) Defense.

15. Equipment the CIA outfitted the Afghan tribal fighters with to use in their search for Kasi included what?
(a) Infrared night-vision goggles.
(b) Tracking, locating equipment that used satellites.
(c) Heat-seeking, tracking equipment that used radar.
(d) Infrared electromagnetic spectrum for wireless communications.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the White House national security adviser between 1993 and 1997?

2. A 1998 memorandum of notification signed by whom authorized CIA agents to use lethal force to capture bin Laden?

3. George Tenet became CIA director in what year?

4. By early 1999, Tenet was certain that bin Laden would be capable of striking the U.S. at what point?

5. Argentine oilman Carlos Bulgheroni had the same idea as Unocal and had whose support?

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