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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Any order to shoot down a passenger aircraft had to come from the President or who?
(a) The Vice President.
(b) The U.S Army.
(c) The U.S. Air Force.
(d) The Secretary of Defense.

2. What was established to review proposed intelligence activities in the U.S.?
(a) FISA court.
(b) ATF.
(c) DEA.
(d) INS.

3. The entire attacks of 9/11/2001 took a little more than __________.
(a) 60 minutes.
(b) 30 minutes.
(c) 90 minutes.
(d) 120 minutes.

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

5. From the end of WWII until the late 1960s, the FBI operated, in part, as a kind of ________ ________ service.
(a) Domestic dispute.
(b) International intelligence.
(c) International dispute.
(d) Domestic intelligence.

6. What "base" or "foundation" did Bin Laden establish to preserve his military structure for future jihads?
(a) Mongols.
(b) Soviet Union.
(c) Al-Qaeda.
(d) Jihadist.

7. Who offered to attack Bin Laden's Derunta training camp in December 1999?
(a) Abdul Rahman Yasin.
(b) Ali Atwa.
(c) Ahmed Shah Massoud.
(d) Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah.

8. When did Bin Laden first warn of potential attacks against the U.S.?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1995.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1998.

9. What was the name of Bin Laden's main camp in Afghanistan?
(a) Camp Navajo.
(b) Pohakuloa Training Area.
(c) Tarnak Farms.
(d) Huachuca Farms.

10. Bin Laden and KSM decided the hijackers would mainly have to be from __________ nations because they could get U.S. visas with less scrutiny.
(a) Saudi.
(b) Muslim.
(c) Egyptian.
(d) Hindu.

11. By 1991, bin Laden had forged alliances with Muslim terrorist groups and succeeded in recruiting _________ Muslims for terrorist attacks against U.S. targets.
(a) Korean.
(b) African.
(c) Canadian.
(d) American.

12. In 1999, new intelligence emerged that Bin Laden would spend a night at a specific location in which city of Afghanistan?
(a) Kandahar.
(b) Kabul.
(c) Jalalabad.
(d) Kunduz.

13. Who was the NSA supposed to notify of any suspicious domestic terrorist activities?
(a) CIA.
(b) FAA.
(c) CBI.
(d) FBI.

14. By 9/11, the FAA's "no fly" list contained how many names of suspected terrorists?
(a) 1200.
(b) 12.
(c) 100.
(d) 2000.

15. In 1999, who imposed economic and travel restrictions on the Taliban?
(a) The FBI.
(b) The U.S.
(c) The U.N.
(d) The FAA.

Short Answer Questions

1. Approximately ________ of all spending on intelligence is within the Defense Department.

2. NORAD existed to counter threats from the __________.

3. What happened after Somali warlords downed two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in October 1993?

4. Federal law prohibits the ________ from gathering intelligence on U.S. citizens or other people within the U.S. except as specified by FISA requirements.

5. By July 1999, the U.S. succeeded in labeling Afghanistan a state sponsor of __________.

(see the answer keys)

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