Can You Pass The Iran Quiz ?

26 Questions
Can You Pass The Iran Quiz ?

What can possibly justify the relentless U. S. Diplomatic (and mainstream media) assault on Iran? It cannot be argued that Iran is an aggressive state that is dangerous to its neighbors, as facts do not support this claim. It cannot be relevant that Iran adheres to Islamic fundamentalism, has a flawed democracy and denies women full western-style civil rights, as Saudi Arabia is more fundamentalist, far less democratic and more oppressive of women, yet it is a U. S. Ally. It cannot be relevant that Iran has, over the years, had a nuclear research program, and is most likely pursuing the capacity to develop nuclear weapons, as Pakistan, India, Israel and other states are nuclear powers yet remain U. S. Allies—indeed, Israel deceived the U. S. While developing its nuclear program. The answer to

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is Iran an Arab country?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      May be

  • 2. 
    Has Iran launched an aggressive war of conquest against another country since 1900? If yes how many?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      3

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      72

    • C. 

      0

  • 4. 
    What was Iran 's defense spending in 2008?
    • A. 

      $9.6 billion.

    • B. 

      $96 billion.

    • C. 

      $692 billion.

  • 5. 
    What was the U.S. 's defense spending in 2008?
    • A. 

      $6 billion.

    • B. 

      $692 billion.

    • C. 

      $1 billion.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      25,000

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Mehmood Ahmadinejad

    • B. 

      Shimon PERES

    • C. 

      Ruhollah Khomeini

  • 8. 
    True of False: Iranian television presented a serial sympathetic to Jews during the Holocaust that coincided with President Ahmadinejad's first term.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 9. 
    What percentage of students entering university in Iran is female?
    • A. 

      Over 60%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      10%

  • 10. 
    What percentage of the Iranian population attends Friday prayers?
    • A. 

      80%

    • B. 

      50.2%

    • C. 

      1.4%

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      The U.S. and Britain

    • B. 

      Saudi Arabia and Israel

    • C. 

      Iraq and Saudi Arabia

  • 13. 
    Who made the following address on March 17, 2000? “In 1953 the United States played a significant role in orchestrating the overthrow of Iran's popular prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh. The Eisenhower administration believed its actions were justified for strategic reasons. But the coup was clearly a setback for Iran's political development. And it is easy to see now why many Iranians continue to resent this intervention by America in their internal affairs.”
    • A. 

      Obama

    • B. 

      Madeleine Albright

    • C. 

      Ahmadinejad

  • 14. 
    Which countries trained the Shah's brutal internal security service, SAVAK? 
    • A. 

      USSR and China

    • B. 

      India and Pakistan

    • C. 

      The U.S. and Israel

  • 15. 
    Does Iran have nuclear weapons?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      May be

  • 16. 
    Is Iran a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    Is Israel a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 19. 
    Who wrote the following in 2004? "Wherever U.S forces go, nuclear weapons go with them or can be made to follow in short order. The world has witnessed how the United States attacked Iraq for, as it turned out, no reason at all. Had the Iranians not tried to build nuclear weapons, they would be crazy. Though Iran is ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, most commentators who are familiar with the country do not regard its government as irrational. ...  [I]t was Saddam Hussein who attacked Iran, not the other way around; since then Iran has been no more aggressive than most countries are. For all their talk of opposition to Israel , Iran 's rulers are very unlikely to mount a nuclear attack on a country that is widely believed to have what it takes to wipe them off the map. Chemical or other attacks are also unlikely, given the meager results that may be expected and the retaliation that would almost certainly follow.”
    • A. 

      Martin van Creveld

    • B. 

      Ayatollah Khomaini

    • C. 

      Yasser Arafat

  • 20. 
     What percentage of Iranians in 2008 said they had an unfavorable view of the American people?
    • A. 

      90%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      20%

  • 21. 
    What percentage of Iranians in 2008 expressed negative sentiments toward the Bush administration?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

  • 22. 
    What were the main elements of Iran's 2003 Proposal to the U.S., communicated during the build-up to the Iraq invasion, and how did the U.S. respond to Iran's Proposal?
    • A. 

      No cooperation on nuclear programs, acceptance of Israel and the termination of Iranian support for Palestinian militant groups.

    • B. 

      Full cooperation on nuclear programs, acceptance of Israel and the termination of Iranian support for Palestinian militant groups.

    • C. 

      Iran refused to meet US representatives.

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 24. 
    Did the U.S. work with the Tehran-based Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq both before and after the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 25. 
    In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, who said the following? "The Iranians had real contacts with important players in Afghanistan and were prepared to use their influence in constructive ways in coordination with the United States ."
    • A. 

      Flynt Leverett

    • B. 

      Ahmadinejad

    • C. 

      Bill Clinton

  • 26. 
    Who wrote the following in 2004? “It is in the interests of the United States to engage selectively with Iran to promote regional stability, dissuade Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons, preserve reliable energy supplies, reduce the threat of terror, and address the ‘democracy deficit' that pervades the Middle East …”
    • A. 

      CIA director Robert Gates and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski

    • B. 

      Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela

    • C. 

      Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky