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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When did KSM originally meet with Bin Laden to present a vague plan to hijack planes and use them as guided missiles?
(a) 1989.
(b) 2000.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1996.

3. Who killed Ahmed Shah Massoud?
(a) Al-Qaeda operatives.
(b) The Taliban.
(c) Saddam Hussein.
(d) U.S. Marines.

4. What is "Gestapo"?
(a) Secret army.
(b) Satellite.
(c) Atomic bomb.
(d) Secret police.

5. Bin Laden used passages from the ______ to justify his actions.
(a) Tanakh.
(b) Torah.
(c) Bible.
(d) Koran.

6. Which two principal government agencies were involved in the defense of the U.S. airspace on 9/11/2001?
(a) CTC & NCTC.
(c) FAA & CBI.
(d) FAA & NORAD.

7. Fatwa is an interpretation of __________ law by a respected Islamic authority.
(a) Jewish.
(b) Islamic.
(c) Buddhism.
(d) Christian.

8. What does FAA stand for?
(a) Federal Aviation Association.
(b) Federal Airlines Association.
(c) Federal Aviation Administration.
(d) Federal Airlines Administration.

9. 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 FBI.
(b) The INS.
(c) The CIA.
(d) The FAA.

10. The outcome of the November 7, 2000, presidential election was not decided for how many days?
(a) 60.
(b) 31.
(c) 29.
(d) 37.

11. How many planes were originally planned to be involved in the 9/11/2001 plot?
(a) 7.
(b) 10.
(c) 4.
(d) 20.

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

13. What was the "Predator"?
(a) A U.S. missile used to attack Afghanistan.
(b) An unmanned drone with video surveillance capabilities.
(c) A U.S. satellite.
(d) A U.S. Air Force Jet used to attack Afghanistan.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1999, new intelligence emerged that Bin Laden would spend a night at a specific location in which city of Afghanistan?

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

3. What was established to review proposed intelligence activities in the U.S.?

4. The federal government had some success in freezing ________ assets that reached the U.S. banking system.

5. On 9/11 the number of NORAD alert sites had ____ fighter aircraft on alert.

(see the answer keys)

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