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9-11 & The World We Live In - 04 Reading Guide

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

On 9-11, there were around _________ people killed.  While they have a pretty good idea how many died, the fact that there were no remains found for some people, made it difficult to get an accurate number.
a.
1,000
c.
3,000
b.
2,000
d.
4,000
 

 2. 

On 9-11, many of the people killed ______________ .
a.
where civilians standing by the buildings
c.
jumped from the building
b.
where terrorist on the planes
d.
where police and fireman entering the buildings
 
 
9-11 Commission Report

Questions 3-10:

At 8:46 on the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States became a nation transformed.
An airliner traveling at hundreds of miles per hour and carrying some 10,000 gallons of jet fuel plowed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. At 9:03, a second airliner hit the South Tower. Fire and smoke billowed upward.Steel,glass,ash,and bodies fell below. The Twin Towers, where up to 50,000 people worked each day, both collapsed less than 90 minutes later.
At 9:37 that same morning, a third airliner slammed into the western face of the Pentagon. At 10:03, a fourth airliner crashed in a field in southern Pennsylvania. It had been aimed at the United States Capitol or the White House, and was forced down by heroic passengers armed with the knowledge that America was under attack.
More than 2,600 people died at the World Trade Center; 125 died at the Pentagon; 256 died on the four planes. The death toll surpassed that at Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
This immeasurable pain was inflicted by 19 young Arabs acting at the behest of Islamist extremists headquartered in distant Afghanistan. Some had been in the United States for more than a year, mixing with the rest of the population. Though four had training as pilots, most were not well-educated. Most spoke English poorly, some hardly at all. In groups of four or five, carrying with them only small knives, box cutters, and cans of Mace or pepper spray, they had hijacked the four planes and turned them into deadly guided missiles.
 

 3. 

At 8:46 on the morning of September 11, 2001, an airliner traveling at hundreds of miles per hour and carrying some 10,000 gallons of jet fuel plowed into the ___________ of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
a.
East Tower
c.
South Tower
b.
West Tower
d.
North Tower
 

 4. 

Although the other tower was hit first, the ______________ collapsed first.  Both towers collapsed in less than 90 minutes.
a.
East Tower
c.
South Tower
b.
West Tower
d.
North Tower
 

 5. 

As fire and smoke billowed upward, steel,glass, and ash, fell below. Both of the Twin Towers, where up to ________  people worked each day, collapsed less in than 90 minutes.
a.
40,000
c.
15,000
b.
50,000
d.
75,000
 

 6. 

At 9:37 that same morning, a third airliner slammed into the western face of the ____________ .
a.
Pentagon
c.
Washington Monument
b.
White House
d.
Mt. Rushmore
 

 7. 

At 10:03, a fourth airliner crashed in a field in southern ___________ . It had been aimed at the United States Capitol or the White House, and was forced down by heroic passengers armed with the knowledge that America was under attack.
a.
Maryland
c.
Virginia
b.
Ohio
d.
Pennsylvania
 

 8. 

More than 2,600 people died at the World Trade Center; 125 died at the Pentagon;  _____ died on the four planes. The death toll surpassed that at Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
a.
145
c.
315
b.
256
d.
442
 

 9. 

This immeasurable pain was inflicted by 19 young Arabs acting at the behest of Islamist extremists headquartered in distant __________ .
a.
Afghanistan
c.
Iran
b.
Iraq
d.
Pakistan
 

 10. 

In groups of four or five, carrying with them only small knives, _________ , and cans of Mace or pepper spray, they had hijacked the four planes and turned them into deadly guided missiles.
a.
guns
c.
box cutters
b.
bombs
d.
scissors
 



 
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