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9/11 Memorial Quiz

written by: mwprods
 
Second installment of ten questions marking the anniversary of this landmark tragedy in American history.

Question 1:


There were more people killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 than there were some 60 years later in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
False
True

Question 2:


In April, 2004, then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission: "I do not remember any reports to us, a kind of strategic warning, that planes might be used as weapons." What fact refutes Dr. Rice's statement?
Two years before 9/11, in an Air Force training exercise, jet pilots practiced shooting down a hijacked commercial aircraft before it could crash into civilian targets.
Rice had drafted her own memo about hijacking dangers before she served in the Bush administration.
A plot like this was depicted in the movie "Top Gun".
A year before 9/11, the CIA briefed President Bush and the Cabinet about terrorists in flight school.

Question 3:


In 1996, U.S. anti-terrorist investigators learned of an organization called al-Qaeda for the very first time from which one of the following?
released American hostage
captured Taliban fighter
Israeli Mossad agent
Sudanese informer

Question 4:


Osama bin Laden is the scion of a huge, wealthy, long-established Saudi Arabian clan.
True
False

Question 5:


Osama bin Laden is a striking figure, well over six feet tall.
False
True

Question 6:


The first major act of terrorism attributed to bin Laden's al-Qaeda group was in 1998 when it blew up which of these?
Khobar Towers housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
a parking garage of the World Trade Center
USS Cole destroyer in Yemen
U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya

Question 7:


How many al-Qaeda terrorists were involved in the near-destruction of the $1billion guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, which was protected by some 70 tons of armor shielding?
10
2
5
1

Question 8:


How many days before 9/11 did George W. Bush receive a President's Daily Brief intelligence report entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."?
200 days
90 days
365 days
35 days

Question 9:


What country did Osama bin Laden live in and operate al-Qaeda from before he found sanctuary back in Afghanistan?
Iraq
Yemen
Saudi Arabia
Sudan

Question 10:


Which of the following proved to be the greatest obstacle to saving lives in New York City's 9/11 rescue efforts at the World Trade Center towers?
poor building design
poor leadership
outdated fire department radios
lack of disaster training

 


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