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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the CIA created?
(a) After the Gulf War.
(b) After the Cold War.
(c) After WWI.
(d) After WWII.

2. At the age of 23, Bin Laden was which type of fighter?
(a) Peace.
(b) Fire.
(c) American.
(d) Gorilla.

3. By 1997, the CIA's Bin Laden unit knew that al-Qaeda was planning attacks against __________ interests and was actively seeking nuclear materials.
(a) Quwait.
(b) Russia.
(c) Egypt.
(d) U.S.

4. Richard Clarke wanted to increase U.S. support for the __________ __________.
(a) Southern Alliance.
(b) Eastern Alliance.
(c) Northern Alliance.
(d) Western Alliance.

5. In 1996, who was concerned enough about Bin Laden to set up a unit of about a dozen officers that would monitor him and plan operations against him?
(a) The INS.
(b) The CIA.
(c) The FAA.
(d) The FBI.

6. In 1993, what item was proposed to be banned from passenger carry-on baggage but was rejected?
(a) Knives.
(b) Mace.
(c) Guns.
(d) Tasors.

7. What was the "Hamburg Group"?
(a) The 4 jihadist from Yemen.
(b) The 4 jihadist from Russia.
(c) The 4 jihadist from Turkey.
(d) The 4 jihadist from Germany.

8. As of 1993, the public and Congress seemed convinced that treating terrorism that occurred on U.S. soil was a ________ ________ problem.
(a) U.S. Navy.
(b) Law Enforcement.
(c) U.S. Army.
(d) U.S. Marines.

9. In 1995, while Bin Laden was still in Sudan, its government began to perceive him as a __________.
(a) Hero.
(b) Liability.
(c) Traitor.
(d) Mastermind.

10. Between 1996 and September 11, 2001, Afghanistan became a kind of international headquarters of __________.
(a) Terrorism.
(b) Logistics.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Warfare.

11. The diplomatic effort shifted to Pakistan, whose ________ was a key backer of the Taliban.
(a) EMPTA.
(b) ISID.
(c) FISA.
(d) TSA.

12. What federal government was perhaps the least well-equipped branch of government to deal with terrorism?
(a) Congress.
(b) Mayor.
(c) Judicial branch.
(d) U.S. military.

13. The hijackers where reported to have all of the following weapons except:
(a) Bomb.
(b) Taser.
(c) Knife.
(d) Mace.

14. In what country did Bin Laden and Zawahiri published a Fatwa in an Arabic newspaper?
(a) Saudi Arabia.
(b) America.
(c) London.
(d) Afghanistan.

15. Who issued two Presidential Decision Directives in 1995 and 1998 reiterating that terrorism was a national security threat and not simply a law enforcement issue?
(a) President Clinton.
(b) The FBI.
(c) The CIA.
(d) President Bush.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bin Laden stated that America can remedy the situation by all of the following ways except:

2. ________ increasingly became the province of non-sate actors during the 1980s and 1990s?

3. What happened to United Airlines Flight 93?

4. When Bin Laden returned to Afghanistan from Sudan in May 1996, he was greeted by a reactivation of which U.S. agencies intelligence networks?

5. From the end of WWII until the late 1960s, the FBI operated, in part, as a kind of ________ ________ service.

(see the answer keys)

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