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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the majority of the hijackers sit in the airplane?
(a) First Class.
(b) Coach.
(c) In the jump seats of the aircraft.
(d) Rear of the aircraft.

2. Approximately ________ of all spending on intelligence is within the Defense Department.
(a) 80%.
(b) 75%.
(c) 25%.
(d) 50%.

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

4. By 9/11, the FAA's "no fly" list contained how many names of suspected terrorists?
(a) 2000.
(b) 12.
(c) 100.
(d) 1200.

5. What does NEADS stand for?
(a) New England Air Defense Sector.
(b) Northeast Air Defense Squad.
(c) North Equator Air Defense Sector.
(d) Northeast Air Defense Sector.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 2000, the U.S. and ________ succeeded in adding an arms embargo against the Taliban.

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

3. Bin Laden and KSM decided the hijackers would mainly have to be from __________ nations because they could get U.S. visas with less scrutiny.

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

5. In 1999, who imposed economic and travel restrictions on the Taliban?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did President Clinton not mention Bin Laden or al-Qaeda by name when he spoke to the public about the looming threat of terrorism and WMD's?

2. Describe the Minneapolis FBI investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui. Was the FBI able to connect Moussaoui to al-Qaeda?

3. When did the Boston Center air traffic controller realize there was a problem with American Airlines Flight 11?

4. When was the last time the FAA ordered a nation-wide grounding of all aircraft?

5. What were the seven (7) steps the U.S. wanted Pakistan to take in helping the U.S. fight terrorism?

6. From the end of WWII until the late 1960s, how did the FBI operate?

7. After the Twin Towers were hit, people inside the Towers began calling 9-1-1. What did the 9-1-1 operators advise those inside the buildings to do?

8. How would creating an office of National Intelligence Director help the FBI?

9. How did the State Department plan to end the Afghan Civil War?

10. As the year 2000 approached, what were the U.S. citizens concerned with?

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