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1:  What is the term for that kind of terrorism which is committed within the United States by individuals or groups that operate entirely within the United States and are not influenced by any foreign interests?
A: Ecological
B: Intrastate
C: CONUSO
D: Domestic

2:  What term collectively describes such potential terrorist targets as bridges, tunnels, or subways?
A: Infrastructure
B: Superstructure
C: Ecostructure
D: Megastructure

3:  What type of explosive was used to attack the Alfred E. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killing 167 people?
A: C2
B: ANFO
C: C4
D: TNT

4:  Why is the 1998 abortion clinic bombing in Georgia significant, in addition to being a bombing incident?
A: A dirty bomb was used
B: A secondary device was used
C: A biological core was used
D: Chemical cladding was used

5:  Any explosive device that is fabricated from readily available material is called a(n)?
A: ANFO bomb
B: Incendiary device
C: Secondary device
D: Improvised explosive device

6:  What type of weapons includes chemical, biological, and radiological agents as well as conventional weapons and explosives?
A: Etiologic agents
B: So-called ?dirty bombs?
C: Weapons of mass destruction
D: Binary poisons and catalytic reagents

7:  What is one potential terrorist target whose disruption could have a very direct impact on emergency response agencies?
A: A major AM radio station
B: The local HAM net
C: The 9-1-1 system
D: A VORTAC

8:  What is the most common type of improvised explosive device?
A: Rocket-propelled grenade
B: Land mine
C: Pipe bomb
D: Explosive vest

9:  What do blistering agents do to a person?
A: They literally cause blistering on the skin
B: They cause suffocation at the cellular level
C: They bind to white blood cells preventing the escape of fluid
D: They cause the brain and central nervous system to retain fluid and swell

10:  What does it mean to say a disease is contagious?
A: That it can be passed from one person to another
B: That it will eventually kill the victim without treatment
C: That it will eventually kill the victim, regardless of treatment
D: That it mutates and is not subject to the development of a vaccine

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