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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.
True
False

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?
Rice had drafted her own memo about hijacking dangers before she served in the Bush administration.
A year before 9/11, the CIA briefed President Bush and the Cabinet about terrorists in flight school.
A plot like this was depicted in the movie "Top Gun".
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.

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?
Sudanese informer
Israeli Mossad agent
released American hostage
captured Taliban fighter

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.
True
False

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?
U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya
a parking garage of the World Trade Center
Khobar Towers housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
USS Cole destroyer in Yemen

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?
5
1
10
2

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."?
90 days
200 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?
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
Iraq
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?
outdated fire department radios
poor leadership
lack of disaster training
poor building design

 


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