The Events of 9/11

Can you answer these questions related to the 9/11 terror attacks and their aftermath?
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What two cities were attacked?
New York
Washington D.C.
What specific buildings were attacked?
World Trade Center
Pentagon
What terrorist group was responsible?
Al-Qaeda
Who was the leader of that group?
Osama Bin Laden
What country was that group based in?
Afghanistan
What Islamist militant group was in control of that country?
Taliban
What country were 15 of the 19 hijackers from?
Saudi Arabia
What was the flight number of the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania?
United 93
What famous last words were uttered by heroic passenger Todd Beamer?
Let's Roll
What was President Bush doing when the attack happened?
Reading to Children
In what disputed region were people filmed celebrating the attack on the streets?
Palestine
Who is usually called the "mastermind" of September 11th?
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
What prison in Cuba were many suspected terrorists taken to?
Guantanamo Bay
What "enhanced interrogation technique" was infamously used at that prison?
Waterboarding
What law, passed in 2001, gave law enforcement more power to spy on U.S. citizens?
Patriot Act
What mayor was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2001?
Rudy Giuliani
What cabinet department was created in 2002 in response to the 9/11 attacks?
Homeland Security
What country did the U.S. invade in 2003, despite having almost
nothing to do with 9/11?
Iraq
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Level 81
Apr 29, 2017
Please accept Al-Qaida.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2017
That will work now
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Level 38
Sep 12, 2017
Very strange request!!!
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Level 74
Apr 29, 2017
Fluked the last one. I answered the "mastermind" question with Mohammed Atta (surprised he's not an answer, since he lead the group who did it) - but got credit anyway for the other guys name!
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Level 64
Apr 29, 2017
Brian from Family Guy said it best -- ..."it was a bunch of Saudi Arabians, Lebanese and Egyptians financed by a Saudi Arabian guy living in Afghanistan and sheltered by Pakistanis"... No wonder we didn't know who to invade
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Level 55
Sep 11, 2017
So you're saying we should invade Iraq?
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Level 63
Sep 11, 2017
Right or wrong, the decision to invade Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. The US invaded Iraq because of intelligence that indicated the movement of weapons of mass destruction. I don't remember it ever being attributed to 9-11.
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Level 74
Sep 11, 2017
Isn't the use of the word "intelligence" to describe wrong information a bit ironic?
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Level 53
Sep 11, 2017
President Bush and members of his administration made dozens of false public remarks about ties between the Iraq regime and Al-Queda. WMDs were the biggest point, sure, but they knew to harness public sentiment after 9/11. A 2003 WaPo poll found that 69% of Americans believed that Hussein was directly involved in the attacks.
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Level 82
Oct 30, 2019
They continually called the war in Iraq The War On Terror. There's no escaping what they were doing with that wording.
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Level 18
Feb 8, 2020
The invasion of Iraq was the most pointless and stupid thing America did this century
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Level 74
Apr 30, 2017
You need to be a little flexible here. Center in most of the rest of the English speaking world is spelt centRE
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Level ∞
May 1, 2017
The British spelling will work now
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Level 74
Sep 11, 2017
Indian. Australian. Canadian (usually). Bangladeshi. Etc.
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Level 77
May 1, 2017
Wasn't it Todd Beamer?
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Level ∞
May 2, 2017
Fixed
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Level 65
May 2, 2017
just to be nitpicky...the Pentagon is in Arlington, VA
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Level ∞
May 3, 2017
That will work now
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Level 64
May 11, 2017
Also to be nitpicky, PATRIOT an abbreviation and is correctly capitalized when written out.
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Level 76
Sep 11, 2017
It would be USA PATRIOT, not just PATRIOT. Everyone knows it as The Patriot Act though.

Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001

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Level ∞
Sep 11, 2017
USA PATRIOT would have worked
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Level 65
May 7, 2017
Accept Twin Towers for WTC please.
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Level 79
Sep 12, 2017
Agree.
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Level 40
Oct 6, 2020
agree
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Level 82
Oct 30, 2019
You seriously just wrote a 3-letter abbreviation that does work even though it's not the full answer and you want to write a roundabout lengthier name. Why?
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Level 81
May 17, 2017
I just realized that you already made a 9/11 quiz... www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/the-9-11-attacks
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2017
Who else just typed all the numbers up to 100 to get that question right?
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Level 44
Sep 11, 2017
I typed in Bush expecting it to show as the "Mastermind of 9/11" and to my surprise, it did not.
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Level 79
Sep 12, 2017
I was working in NYC several blocks uptown from the Towers on 9/11. The horror when each building collapsed, knowing that you were watching hundreds or thousands of people lose their lives before your eyes is indescribable. The raw human emotion just in our cafeteria was surreal. Half the people there just wanted to cry. And the other half wanted to go out and kill somebody. It was like nothing I've ever seen before in my life.
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Level 58
Sep 24, 2017
Leader of that group - I could not come up with Bin Laden. I'd like to think that's not due to my faulty memory, but that it's a testament to evil being wiped out. No one wants to remember that name.
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Level 72
Mar 20, 2019
Learned something new today. Always assumed that Bin Laden was also the mastermind. Was only guessing obviously wrong answers like Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, and Hussein after that.
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Level 82
Oct 30, 2019
I knew DJ Khaled was a punk after seeing him go on the attack when he couldn't finish his spicy wings on Hot Ones.