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1:  What is the term for acts of terrorism 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 refers to potential terrorist targets such 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:  What made the 1998 abortion clinic bombing in Georgia unique?
A: A dirty bomb was used
B: A secondary device was used for the first time
C: A biological core was used, requiring special handling
D: Chemical cladding was used to disguise the device

5:  What is the term for a nuclear weapon that is small enough to fit into a small package?
A: A pocket rocket
B: A pocket battleship
C: A suitcase nuke
D: A NUDET

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:  How do blistering agents affect humans?
A: They literally cause blistering on the skin and can be inhaled
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:  How are diseases considered contagious?
A: They can be passed from one person to another
B: They will eventually kill the victim without treatment
C: They will eventually kill the victim, regardless of treatment
D: They mutate and are not subject vaccines

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