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September 11, 2001 (Grade 8)

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September 11, 2001

1. 
The single deadliest terrorist attack in human history occurred on September 11, 2001.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
The September 11 attacks were a series of                    (how many) coordinated acts of terror by an Islamist terrorist group against the United States.
3. 
The September 11 events included terrorist attacks on the twin towers of World Trade Center in                                      and the Pentagon building outside of                                       .
4. 
What weapons did the September 11 terrorists use to attack their targets?



5. 
The September 11 hijackers were members of an Islamist terrorist group called                .
  1. ISIS
  2. al-Qaeda
  3. Boko Haram
  4. Hezbollah
6. 
What does "Islamist" mean?
  1. relating to an atheistic, communist world order
  2. relating to or advocating a suppression of monotheism
  3. relating to, advocating, or supporting Islamic militancy or fundamentalism
  4. relating to a peaceful, meditative state of mind
7. 
One hijacked September 11 airliner, thought to be en route to hit a target in the nation's capital, crashed in rural                .
  1. Maryland
  2. New York
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Virginia
8. 
Why did one of the September 11 hijacked airplanes crash far from its intended target?
  1. The plane ran out of fuel.
  2. It's believed passengers tried to overwhelm the hijackers and take back control of the plane.
  3. The inexperienced hijackers didn't know how to fly the plane.
  4. The navigation equipment on board was inoperable.
9. 
Who led a counterattack on the September 11 hijackers who had taken over United Flight 93 resulting in the plane crashing in a field?
  1. passenger Todd Beamer
  2. the flight crew
  3. passengers Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick
  4. all of the above
10. 
Who was president of the United States when the September 11 attacks happened?
  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. George W. Bush
  3. Bill Clinton
  4. Barack Obama
11. 
Two planes were flown into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. How long was it before both 110-story towers collapsed?
  1. an hour and 42 minutes
  2. two days
  3. just a few seconds
  4. only one collapsed, the other was later torn down by wrecking crews
12. 
Prior to the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, what was going on in the buildings?



13. 
The dust and debris which flew up after the towers collapsed on September 11 were scattered across lower Manhattan and contained known carcinogens which later caused people to become sick.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Why were all commercial flights across the country grounded in the hours after the September 11 terrorist attacks?



15. 
How many people lost their lives due to the September 11 attacks?
  1. 12
  2. 156
  3. 2,977
  4. 102,839
16. 
On September 11, 2001, more people died on American soil than any other day in U.S. history except for the Battle of Antietam during the                              when approximately 3,650 died.
17. 
How many survivors were pulled from the rubble of the collapsed buildings at the World Trade Center?
  1. none
  2. 3
  3. 20
  4. 102
18. 
The last survivor pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center had been buried in rubble for 27 hours.
  1. True
  2. False
19. 
What now stands on the site of the World Trade Center?



20. 
What is Patriot Day, and when was it started?



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