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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Food.
(b) Supplies.
(c) Financing.
(d) Labor.

3. In the late __________ NORAD carried out exercises for a scenario in which terrorists would hijack and use commercial airliners as weapons.
(a) 2000s.
(b) 1980s.
(c) 1990s.
(d) 1970s.

4. As of 1993, the public and Congress seemed convinced that treating terrorism that occurred on U.S. soil was a ________ ________ problem.
(a) U.S. Army.
(b) U.S. Marines.
(c) U.S. Navy.
(d) Law Enforcement.

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

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

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

8. Who was to blame for the August 7, 1998 East Africa embassy bombings?
(a) Abu Nidal Organization.
(b) Al-Umar-Mujahideen.
(c) Armed Islamic Group.
(d) Al-Qaeda.

9. On 9/11 the number of NORAD alert sites had ____ fighter aircraft on alert.
(a) 2.
(b) 1.
(c) 100.
(d) 7.

10. Who joined with the U.S. and launched a joint diplomatic campaign to persuade the Taliban to expel Bin Laden?
(a) Afghantistan.
(b) The Saudis.
(c) India.
(d) England.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Which two principal government agencies were involved in the defense of the U.S. airspace on 9/11/2001?

4. What happened to United Airlines Flight 93?

5. From the end of WWII until the late 1960s, the FBI operated, in part, as a kind of ________ ________ service.

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