Plan of Attack Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is NOT one of the things that Bush authorizes the CIA to do within Iraq?

2. Saddam in 1972 signed a ___________ with the Soviets to help make Iraq a Cold War pawn.

3. Bush just wants an _____________, the end of Saddam and WMD, which he impresses upon Gerson for his speech.

4. Bush releases the proposed language of the resolution, and the Washington Post declares Bush has virtually routed the ____________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the goal of the line-by-line review by Rice of the draft National Security Presidential Directive?

2. What are the two paths that Powell sees will happen at this point of the Iraq conflict?

3. What is Cheney sure will happen if they demand Saddam submit full WMD accounting?

4. What does Powell recall which he is beginning to believe he is seeing within this war planning process?

5. What are the advantages of the new Hybrid Plan that Franks proposes during the war planning process?

6. What does the Central Intelligence Agency never really come out and say categorically?

7. What does Armitage push Powell to do as Powell is on edge with the military planning becoming dominant?

8. What do the Marines worry about in relation to conflict in Iraq?

9. Describe the character of Tim and what is is supposed to do for the United States.

10. What does George W. Bush tell Rumsfeld on November 21, 2001 in a private aside?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Within the events of the book, it seems there was an idea of 'you're either with us or against us' in the government.

Part 1: Why do you think this idea of unending loyalty is important during this particular time frame?

Part 2: Do you believe it to be fair, the statement that you're either with us or against us? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think it's essential that everyone be a part of the decisions that were being made?

Essay Topic 2

The situation of war is never a good one - no matter what you might be fighting for and who you might be fighting to protect.

Part 1: Why do you think wars continue on in the modern world?

Part 2: Do you think mediation can be an effective way to avoid wars? Why or why not?

Part 3: Is war sometimes the only answer? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The issue of terrorism is one that most countries have to deal with at some point or another.

Part 1: Why do you think terrorism prevails in the world? Why does it continue to be a problem?

Part 2: Do you think terrorism is has big of an issue as some people make it out to be? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you believe that terrorism can be stopped? Why or why not?

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