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9/11 Memorial Quiz
Second installment of ten questions marking the anniversary of this landmark tragedy in American history.
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.
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.
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.
Rice had drafted her own memo about hijacking dangers before she served in the Bush administration.
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
Israeli Mossad agent
captured Taliban fighter
Osama bin Laden is the scion of a huge, wealthy, long-established Saudi Arabian clan.
Osama bin Laden is a striking figure, well over six feet tall.
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
USS Cole destroyer in Yemen
Khobar Towers housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
a parking garage of the World Trade Center
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?
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."?
What country did Osama bin Laden live in and operate al-Qaeda from before he found sanctuary back in Afghanistan?
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
outdated fire department radios
lack of disaster training
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