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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York froze $215 million worth of Afghan ________.
(a) Bronze.
(b) Platinum.
(c) Gold.
(d) Silver.

2. 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.

3. The CIA's Bin Laden unit knew that attacking Bin Laden's sources of __________ was an important component of the effort against al-Qaeda.
(a) Financing.
(b) Labor.
(c) Supplies.
(d) Food.

4. KSM stated that his hatred of the U.S. stemmed not from his experience there as a student, but from his disagreement with U.S. policy towards the ___________.
(a) Palestinians.
(b) Africans.
(c) Koreans.
(d) Germans.

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

6. What does NORAD stand for?
(a) North American Aerospace Defense Command.
(b) National Office of Required Aerospace Defense.
(c) Northeast Organization for Response to Aircraft Demands.
(d) National Office for Rescue of Aircraft Department.

7. 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) CIA.
(b) NSA.
(c) FBI.
(d) NASA.

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

9. How was the August 7, 1998, attack on American embassies at Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam destroyed?
(a) By WMD's.
(b) By hijacked aircraft.
(c) By truck bombs.
(d) By gunmen.

10. 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 State Department.
(c) The Vice President.
(d) The Defense Department.

11. When was President Bush informed of the 9/11 attacks?
(a) Before American Airlines Flight 11 crashed.
(b) After American Airlines Flight 77 crashed.
(c) After United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.
(d) After American Airlines Flight 11 crashed.

12. In 2000, the U.S. and ________ succeeded in adding an arms embargo against the Taliban.
(a) Russia.
(b) India.
(c) Saudi Arabia.
(d) Iraq.

13. In Bin Laden's view, who is Islam's principal enemy?
(a) America.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Canada.
(d) Germany.

14. Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) earned a college degree in what subject?
(a) Mechanical engineering.
(b) Computer science.
(c) Microbiology.
(d) Chemistry.

15. When was the U.S.S. Cole bombed?
(a) October 1976.
(b) October 1999.
(c) October 2001.
(d) October 2000.

Short Answer Questions

1. Between 1996 and September 11, 2001, Afghanistan became a kind of international headquarters of __________.

2. What was the name of KSM's plot to blow up several American airliners over the Pacific ocean?

3. In 1995, while Bin Laden was still in Sudan, its government began to perceive him as a __________.

4. Who offered to attack Bin Laden's Derunta training camp in December 1999?

5. Who was nicknamed "Blind Sheikh"?

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