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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where did American Airlines Flight 11 crash?
(a) In a field in Pennsylvania.
(b) Into the South Tower.
(c) The Pentagon.
(d) Into the North Tower.

3. The entire attacks of 9/11/2001 took a little more than __________.
(a) 90 minutes.
(b) 60 minutes.
(c) 120 minutes.
(d) 30 minutes.

4. 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) Bin Laden.
(c) Ramzi Yousef.
(d) Ahmed Shah Massoud.

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

6. The American intelligence apparatus launched a full-press effort to disrupt suspected ________ plots.
(a) Al-Qaeda.
(b) Fatah al-Islam.
(c) Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
(d) Armed Islamic Group.

7. Any order to shoot down a passenger aircraft had to come from the President or who?
(a) The U.S. Air Force.
(b) The Secretary of Defense.
(c) The Vice President.
(d) The U.S Army.

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

9. Where were the World Trade Center parking garage bombing and subsequent "landmarks" plot developed?
(a) America.
(b) Asia.
(c) Khaldan.
(d) Kuwait.

10. The federal government had some success in freezing ________ assets that reached the U.S. banking system.
(a) Al-Qaeda.
(b) Muslim Brotherhood.
(c) Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
(d) Taliban.

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

12. How many planes where hijacked on 9/11/2001?
(a) 4.
(b) 11.
(c) 7.
(d) 3.

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

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

15. What is CAPPS?
(a) A law enforcement agency of the FBI.
(b) A law passed to collect intelligence from foreign countries.
(c) Passenger pre-screening system.
(d) No fly list.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1993, what item was proposed to be banned from passenger carry-on baggage but was rejected?

2. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York froze $215 million worth of Afghan ________.

3. Fatwa is an interpretation of __________ law by a respected Islamic authority.

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

5. What does NORAD stand for?

(see the answer keys)

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