September 11th Quiz 2011

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September 11th Quiz 2011 - Quiz

Use your notes to answer the following questions about the events of September 11th 2001.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    According to the mainstream account, why did the twin towers fall?

    • A.

      Planes crashed into them.

    • B.

      There were controlled explosives set in the towers.

    • C.

      A missile was attached to the underneath of the planes.

    • D.

      No planes were involved.

    Correct Answer
    A. Planes crashed into them.
    Explanation
    According to the mainstream account, the twin towers fell because planes crashed into them. This explanation is supported by extensive evidence and eyewitness accounts. The impact of the planes caused significant damage to the structural integrity of the towers, leading to their eventual collapse.

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  • 2. 

    According to the alternative narrative, why did the twin towers fall?

    • A.

      Explosive were used in a controlled demolition.

    • B.

      Planes hit the twin towers.

    • C.

      The jet fuel weakened the steel that supported the towers.

    Correct Answer
    A. Explosive were used in a controlled demolition.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that explosives were used in a controlled demolition to explain why the twin towers fell. This alternative narrative suggests that the collapse of the towers was not solely due to the planes hitting them or the weakening of steel from jet fuel. Instead, it proposes that intentional demolition using explosives was the cause of the collapse.

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  • 3. 

    According to the mainstream account when did the first plane hit the North Tower?

    • A.

      8:30

    • B.

      8:46

    • C.

      10:03

    • D.

      10:28

    Correct Answer
    B. 8:46
    Explanation
    According to the mainstream account, the first plane hit the North Tower at 8:46.

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  • 4. 

    About how much time was there between the first event in the mainstream account and the last event?

    • A.

      About an hour.

    • B.

      About 100 minutes.

    • C.

      About a day.

    • D.

      About 30 minutes.

    Correct Answer
    B. About 100 minutes.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is about 100 minutes. This suggests that there was a significant amount of time between the first event and the last event. It is not an hour, as that would be 60 minutes. It is also not about 30 minutes, as that is a shorter duration. Additionally, it is not about a day, as that would be a much longer time period. Therefore, the most accurate estimate is about 100 minutes.

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  • 5. 

    According to the mainstream account, who was the mastermind of the September 11th attacks?

    • A.

      George Bush

    • B.

      Dick Cheney

    • C.

      Sadam Hussien

    • D.

      Osama Bin Laden

    Correct Answer
    D. Osama Bin Laden
    Explanation
    Osama Bin Laden is widely considered to be the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks, according to the mainstream account. He was the founder of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda and had publicly claimed responsibility for the attacks. Bin Laden had been on the FBI's Most Wanted list for his involvement in numerous terrorist activities, including the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. The U.S. government launched a military operation to capture or kill Bin Laden, which resulted in his death in 2011.

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  • 6. 

    What of the following does not describe a fact?

    • A.

      A thing that is indisputably the case.

    • B.

      A piece of information used as evidence.

    • C.

      The WHAT of a story.

    • D.

      A particular way of looking at something.

    Correct Answer
    D. A particular way of looking at something.
    Explanation
    The term "fact" refers to something that is indisputably true or a piece of information used as evidence. Both of these options describe objective and verifiable information. On the other hand, "the WHAT of a story" refers to the plot or events in a narrative, which can be subjective depending on the interpretation. Similarly, "a particular way of looking at something" implies a subjective perspective rather than an objective fact. Therefore, this option does not describe a fact.

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  • 7. 

    What is perspective?

    • A.

      A point of view.

    • B.

      Something that is indisputably the case.

    • C.

      The answer to the question WHAT.

    • D.

      An new antiperspirant.

    Correct Answer
    A. A point of view.
    Explanation
    Perspective refers to a particular point of view or the way in which someone sees and interprets a situation or event. It is a subjective outlook that can be influenced by personal experiences, beliefs, and biases. This definition aligns with the given answer "A point of view," as it accurately describes the concept of perspective.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following statements does not describe the word opinion?

    • A.

      A view or judgment about something.

    • B.

      An expression of indisputable truth.

    • C.

      A belief not supported by fact.

    • D.

      The WHY of a story.

    Correct Answer
    B. An expression of indisputable truth.
    Explanation
    The word "opinion" refers to a view or judgment about something, a belief not supported by fact, or the WHY of a story. However, it does not describe an expression of indisputable truth. This is because opinions are subjective and can vary from person to person, whereas an expression of indisputable truth would be a statement that is universally accepted as fact.

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  • 9. 

    In the story about the three blind men, why do they say the elephant is three different things?

    • A.

      Each touches a different part of the elephant.

    • B.

      They are really really dumb.

    • C.

      Another blind men lies to them about what they are touching.

    Correct Answer
    A. Each touches a different part of the elephant.
    Explanation
    In the story about the three blind men, they say the elephant is three different things because each of them touches a different part of the elephant. Since they are blind, they can only rely on their sense of touch to understand what the elephant is like. However, as each man touches a different part, they have different experiences and perceptions of the elephant. This leads them to describe the elephant differently based on their limited understanding of the part they touched, resulting in the perception of three different things.

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  • 10. 

    According to the Beacon for Freedom perspective, why did 9/11 happen?

    • A.

      The terrorists misread the Qur'an and they attacked us because they oppose our freedom.

    • B.

      The US has exploited poorer countries economically.

    • C.

      George Bush wanted to use 9/11 as a reason to invade Iraq.

    Correct Answer
    A. The terrorists misread the Qur'an and they attacked us because they oppose our freedom.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that according to the Beacon for Freedom perspective, 9/11 happened because the terrorists misread the Qur'an and attacked in opposition to the freedom of the United States. This explanation implies that the terrorists' actions were driven by a misinterpretation of religious teachings and a desire to oppose the values of freedom and liberty that the US represents.

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  • 11. 

    In what media source would you most likely find the alternative narrative of 9/11?

    • A.

      Newspapers

    • B.

      Televisions

    • C.

      Radio

    • D.

      Youtube and blogs

    Correct Answer
    D. Youtube and blogs
    Explanation
    YouTube and blogs are platforms where individuals can freely express their opinions and share alternative narratives. Unlike traditional media sources such as newspapers, television, and radio, which often follow editorial guidelines and adhere to certain standards, YouTube and blogs provide a space for diverse perspectives and alternative narratives to be shared. Therefore, if one is looking for an alternative narrative of 9/11, they are more likely to find it on YouTube and blogs rather than in traditional media sources.

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  • 12. 

    In what media source would you most likely find the mainstream account of 9/11?

    • A.

      Television

    • B.

      Blogs

    • C.

      The internet

    • D.

      Youtube

    • E.

      Facebook

    Correct Answer
    A. Television
    Explanation
    Television is the most likely media source to find the mainstream account of 9/11 because it is a widely used platform for news broadcasting. Television networks have dedicated news channels that provide up-to-date information and analysis on significant events like 9/11. These networks have a large viewership and reach a broad audience, making television the primary source for mainstream news coverage. While blogs, the internet, YouTube, and Facebook can also provide information, television remains the most reliable and accessible medium for the mainstream account of 9/11.

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  • 13. 

    When the Soviet Union was at war with Afghanistan, which side did America take?

    • A.

      The Soviet Union

    • B.

      The Mujahideen

    • C.

      The Unites States didn't take a side in the conflict

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mujahideen
    Explanation
    During the war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan, the United States supported the Mujahideen. The Mujahideen were Afghan rebels who fought against the Soviet occupation. The United States provided financial and military aid to the Mujahideen, as they saw the conflict as an opportunity to weaken the Soviet Union and protect their own interests in the region. This support played a significant role in ultimately driving out the Soviet forces from Afghanistan.

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  • 14. 

    What was the result of the war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan?

    • A.

      The Soviet Union won the war and took over Afghanistan.

    • B.

      The Soviet Union won and put in a new Afghani government

    • C.

      Afghanistan was flooded with arms, destabilizing the region.

    Correct Answer
    C. Afghanistan was flooded with arms, destabilizing the region.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Afghanistan was flooded with arms, destabilizing the region. This suggests that the war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan had negative consequences for Afghanistan and the surrounding region. The influx of arms likely led to increased violence and instability in the country, causing further harm and conflict.

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  • 15. 

    What was the first event that happened according to the mainstream account?

    • A.

      A plane crashed into the World Trade Center North Tower.

    • B.

      A plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

    • C.

      A plane crashed into the Pentagon.

    Correct Answer
    A. A plane crashed into the World Trade Center North Tower.
    Explanation
    According to the mainstream account, the first event that happened was a plane crashing into the World Trade Center North Tower. This event marked the beginning of the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

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  • 16. 

    After the US supported the Mujahideen during the Cold War, what happened?

    • A.

      The US stopped having anything to do with Afghanistan.

    • B.

      The US helped Afghanistan rebuild.

    • C.

      The US made Afghanistan the 51st state.

    Correct Answer
    A. The US stopped having anything to do with Afghanistan.
    Explanation
    After the US supported the Mujahideen during the Cold War, the US stopped having anything to do with Afghanistan. This implies that the US withdrew its support and involvement in Afghanistan after the conflict, indicating a lack of continued assistance or engagement with the country.

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