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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of KSM's plot to blow up several American airliners over the Pacific ocean?
(a) The "Lackawanna Six Plot".
(b) The "Bojinka Plot".
(c) The Shoe Bomber Operation".
(d) The "Dirty Bomb Plot".

2. Federal law prohibits the ________ from gathering intelligence on U.S. citizens or other people within the U.S. except as specified by FISA requirements.
(a) NSA.
(b) FBI.
(c) NASA.
(d) CIA.

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

4. Who invaded Afghanistan in 1979?
(a) America.
(b) Germany.
(c) The Soviet Union.
(d) Russia.

5. Who was nicknamed "Blind Sheikh"?
(a) Bin Laden.
(b) Khalid al Mihdhar.
(c) Omar Abdel Rahman.
(d) Hani Hanjour.

6. 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) U.S. Army.
(c) U.S. Marines.
(d) Law Enforcement.

7. By July 1999, the U.S. succeeded in labeling Afghanistan a state sponsor of __________.
(a) Terrorism.
(b) Weapons.
(c) Military aircrafts.
(d) Food.

8. The counter-terrorism meeting between Richard Clarke and the Bush Administration did not take place until when?
(a) 1 week before 9/11.
(b) 1 month before 9/11.
(c) 1 year before 9/11.
(d) 1 week after 9/11.

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

10. When did Bin Laden last warn of potential attacks against the U.S.?
(a) 1998.
(b) 1999.
(c) 2001.
(d) 2000.

11. Where did NORAD assumed that hijacked airline terrorist threats would originate?
(a) Inside Canada.
(b) Outside the United States.
(c) Inside the United States.
(d) Inside Mexico.

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

13. Who was the prominent preacher who stressed the importance of waging violent jihad and even personally pressed some members of the Hamburg groups to fulfill their duty to jihad by fighting in Afghanistan?
(a) Mohammed Haydar Zammar.
(b) Hamid Karzai.
(c) Gamal Abdel Nasser.
(d) Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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

15. After WWII, what was the chief agency involved in setting foreign policy and advising the President on foreign policy?
(a) The Justice Department.
(b) The Defense Department.
(c) The Vice President.
(d) The State Department.

Short Answer Questions

1. The entire attacks of 9/11/2001 took a little more than __________.

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

3. What does NORAD stand for?

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

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?

(see the answer keys)

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