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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. _________ is an ex-SEAL, fluent in Arabic, and tasked with leading a team of seven from Turkey to halfway to Baghdad.
(a) Tim
(b) Ned
(c) Saul
(d) Paul

2. Bush takes Rumsfeld aside on November 21, 2001 to start planning in secrecy the removal of _______________.
(a) Colin Powell
(b) Osama bin Laden
(c) Saddam Hussein
(d) Tony Blair

3. Tim hooks up with the PUK man he met in August, who introduces him to two brothers and their important father, nicknamed ____________.
(a) The Pope
(b) Allah
(c) Good Luck
(d) Destroyer

4. ___________ targets November 2002 through February 2003 for the war start, but insists he will launch anytime the President orders.
(a) Colin Powell
(b) Donald Rumsfeld
(c) Tommy Franks
(d) Dick Cheney

5. Rumsfeld tangles with Powell about UN sanctions on ____________ items Powell knows the French and Russians want reconsidered.
(a) Dual use
(b) Engagement
(c) Nuclear
(d) Combat

6. Bush wants Congress to pass a resolution supporting ______________ against Saddam.
(a) Economic sanctions
(b) Military force
(c) Terrorism
(d) UN discussions

7. When Bush is in Texas, _________ chairs a line by line review of a draft National Security Presidential Directive.
(a) Colin Powell
(b) Condoleeza Rice
(c) Donald Rumsfeld
(d) Richard Armitage

8. The Marines worry about the effect of WMD use on Iraqi citizens and the uncertainty of ___________ warfare .
(a) Unprovoked
(b) Hand to hand
(c) Nuclear
(d) Urban

9. Bush enjoys laying down the challenge, knowing that _____________ makes possible giving diplomacy a try.
(a) Economic sanctions
(b) War planning
(c) UN backing
(d) Peace

10. Powell recalls the saying of _____________: "It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it."
(a) John F Kennedy
(b) Robert E. Lee
(c) George H.W. Bush
(d) Bill Clinton

11. Franks assures George W. Bush that the plan is being tested by ____________ and takes the hint to get things moving.
(a) War games
(b) The JCS
(c) A staff of college students
(d) CIA operatives

12. Rice likes Cheney's charge that the _____________ is becoming irrelevant and a mockery.
(a) United Nations
(b) Troops
(c) Congress
(d) Protestors

13. Bush later recalls that Tommy Franks confirmed that the war is absolutely _____________.
(a) Unnecessary
(b) Winnable
(c) Tragic
(d) Just

14. Franks briefs the Joint Chiefs of Staff whose turf wars in ___________ he has criticized.
(a) North Korea
(b) Iraq
(c) Iran
(d) Afghanistan

15. Cheney demands that Saddam's ______________ is the only issue and a debate ensures
(a) Intention
(b) Clear threat
(c) Threat against Bush
(d) Past

Short Answer Questions

1. Ground commanders will know their foes better than they know themselves by accessing the secure ______________.

2. _____________ sees a fork in the road of either a new UN resolution and renewed inspections or war.

3. Bush's preemptive doctrine is _________________ no nation should accept.

4. Michael Hayden still downplays the WMD in Iraq as _______________.

5. Tony Blair believes Iraq poses less _________ threat than North Korea or Iran.

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