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9/11: We Shall Not Forget

written by: mwprods
 
Mark the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history on our own soil by confirming your knowledge about this catastrophic event.

Question 1:


How many minutes did President Bush remain seated, reading "My Pet Goat" in a 3rd-grade classroom in Florida, after he was first told "America is under attack" on September 11, 2001?
2 minutes
1 minute
5 Minutes
10 minutes

Question 2:


Lawrence Wright, author of "The Looming Tower", a new account of Al Qaeda's attack on the U.S., reveals that the Afghans fighting alongside bin Laden in the 1980s considered him what?
"a religious zealot"
"useless"
"a strategic genius"
"a courageous warrior"

Question 3:


What was the flight number of the hijacked plane that crashed in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001?
United 175
American 11
American 77
United 93

Question 4:


The events of 9/11 occurred on the Tuesday after Labor Day.
False
True

Question 5:


The CIA knew Al Qaeda operatives met secretly in Malaysia in January 2001, and that later two of them, eventual 9/11 hijackers, entered the U.S. When did the CIA share this with the FBI?
June 2000
February, 2000
January, 2001
August, 2001

Question 6:


Where did an FBI investigator argue futilely with his bosses a month before 9/11, by saying: "I'm trying to keep someone from taking a plane and crashing into the World Trade Center."?
Washington, DC
Minneapolis
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Baghdad, Iraq

Question 7:


What does the Arabic term "Al Qaeda" mean?
the revenge
the struggle
the base, or foundation
justice

Question 8:


Which Islamic word means a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels, or a holy striving by a Muslim to achieve a moral, spiritual or political goal?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


U.S. military air defence jets scrambled into action as soon as news arrived that the first hijacked Boeing 727 had hit one of the twin World Trade Center towers on 9/11.
True
False

Question 10:


How did former FBI anti-terrorist squad leader John O'Neill die on 9/11?
He was in the midst of new duties as head of security at the World Trade Center.
He was helping firemen rescue people trapped on the top floors of the South Tower when it collapsed.
He was a passenger on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.
He was attending a meeting in the portion of the Pentagon that was struck by one of the hijacked planes.

 


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