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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the foreign oil representatives arrived in Afghanistan, why would Mullah Omar not meet with them?
(a) They did not have full beards.
(b) They were not Afghans.
(c) They were not Taliban.
(d) They were not Muslims.

2. Pakistan recognized the Taliban as its government without Sharif knowing, and days later the Taliban was expelled from where?
(a) Eastern Afghanistan.
(b) Western Afghanistan.
(c) Northern Afghanistan.
(d) Southern Afghanistan.

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

4. Some of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombers belong to al-Qaeda sleeper cells in Africa, and all were trained where?
(a) Iran.
(b) Yemen.
(c) Pakistan.
(d) Afghanistan.

5. How many casualties resulted in these two U.S. embassy attacks in Africa?
(a) Over 200 killed, over 4,000 injured.
(b) Over 300 killed, over 1,500 injured.
(c) Over 150 killed, over 600 injured.
(d) Over 100 killed, over 450 injured.

Short Answer Questions

1. When had the White House counterterrorist group grown frustrated with intelligence reports on bin Laden's whereabouts?

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

3. On 7 August 1998 a devastating terrorist attack against U.S. embassies took place in which two African capitals?

4. Sudan was told the Khartoum embassy would close given their terrorist support, but what was one step it could take?

5. According to Chapter 26, Kahlid al Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi met in which capital?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was bin Laden described as having viewed himself in Chapter 21?

2. How was Unocal introduced?

3. Why was it the CIA's working idea to attempt to keep bin Laden outside "KKJ"?

4. Why were Clarke and his counter-terrorism group at the White House frustrated by late spring in 2000?

5. Why was autumn in 1999 rough for managers at the Counterterrorist Center who were reporting possible terrorist threats?

6. What plan was agreed to between Pakistani intelligence director Naseem Rana and CIA station chief Schroen regarding the capture of Mir Amal Kasi?

7. What MiG fighter jet intercept mission of a CIA Predator drone was described in Chapter 29?

8. Why was Nawaz Sharif in fear of his army?

9. Why was George J. Tenet in various ways an unlikely candidate capable of repairing the breach between the CIA and Clinton?

10. How did the Taliban take their final major prize taken in northern Afghanistan?

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