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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 U.S Army.
(b) The U.S. Air Force.
(c) The Secretary of Defense.
(d) The Vice President.

2. Who was said to have visibly winced when he was informed of the desire of the U.S. to capture Bin Laden alive?
(a) Mullah Omar.
(b) Ahmed Shah Massoud.
(c) Ramzi Yousef.
(d) Bin Laden.

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

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

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

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

7. Which Taliban leader promised the U.S. to expel Bin Laden?
(a) Mawlawi Abdul Kabir.
(b) Amir Khan Muttaqi.
(c) Mullah Mohammad Rabbani.
(d) Mullah Omar.

8. ________ increasingly became the province of non-sate actors during the 1980s and 1990s?
(a) Terrorism.
(b) World war.
(c) Civil war.
(d) Armed conflict.

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

10. In late 1999, which authorities broke up a cell with ties to al-Qaeda that was planning to attack a hotel in downtown Amman, Jordan, and several Christian holy sites?
(a) Palestinian.
(b) Islamic.
(c) American.
(d) Jordanian.

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

12. By the late 1970s, what began to get directly involved in counter-terrorist operations?
(a) The FAA.
(b) The FBI.
(c) The White House.
(d) The Pentagon.

13. 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) Muslim.
(b) Saudi.
(c) Egyptian.
(d) Hindu.

14. What is EMPTA?
(a) The East Embassy building that was bombed.
(b) A precursor of VX nerve gas.
(c) Emergency Medical and Physical Training Association.
(d) Pakistani intelligence department.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Approximately what fraction of the hijackers set off the metal detectors or otherwise aroused the suspicion of airport security?

2. 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 ___________.

3. When did a truck bomb explode in the parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York?

4. What "base" or "foundation" did Bin Laden establish to preserve his military structure for future jihads?

5. Who was the NSA supposed to notify of any suspicious domestic terrorist activities?

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