1. Three of these statements were made by George W. Bush during his February interview with Tim Russert. Which one did he make at his April press conference?
(a) “The American people need to know they got a President who sees the world the way it is.”
(b) “In my judgment, when the United States says there will be serious consequences, and if there isn’t serious consequences, it creates adverse consequences.”
(c) “Nobody likes to see dead people on their television screens.”
(d) “I don’t think America can stand by and hope for the best from a madman.”
2. What did Karl Rove say he wished had been done differently?
(a) He wished that Condoleezza Rice had fired Dick Clarke on January 21, 2001.
(b) He wished that Paul Wolfowitz had known exactly how many U.S. troops had died in Iraq, instead of underestimating the number by more than two hundred.
(c) He wished that the “Mission Accomplished” banner had not been raised on that aircraft carrier.
(d) He wished that Fabian Basabe, the Ecuadoran socialite wanted in California on three warrants for speeding, driving under the influence, and trespassing, had not been pictured on the front page of the Daily News“dirty dancing” with the President’s daughter Barbara.
According to various recent books about the Bush Administration, who did what?
3. Dick Cheney.
4. Donald Rumsfeld.
5. Paul Wolfowitz.
6. George Tenet.
(a) Complained that a pre-9/11 White House meeting about terrorism was spending too much time on “this one man, bin Laden.”
(b) Responded to the suggestion that the government couldn’t afford any more tax cuts for the wealthy as follows: “We won the midterms. This is our due.”
(c) Argued for post-9/11 bombing strikes against Iraq instead of Afghanistan, even though Afghanistan was linked to bin Laden and Iraq wasn’t, saying that Iraq had better targets.
(d) Threw up his arms and declared that Iraq’s possessing weapons of mass destruction was “a slam dunk.”
7. Complete George W. Bush’s statement: “I believe that ___ can self-govern.”
(a) folks who have lived under dictators or torturers
(b) people whose skins aren’t necessarily—are a different color than white
(c) only those who accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior
(d) under certain circumstances, even wild animals
8. In a speech covered by CNN, Dick Cheney’s attacks on John Kerry as a threat to America’s security were broadcast, on a split screen, alongside what kind of images?
(a) Scenes of soldiers’ coffins being carried off of military planes.
(b) Scenes of Cheney shotgunning pheasants.
(c) Scenes of the devastation in Baghdad following a hotel bombing.
(d) Scenes of George W. Bush playing golf in Texas the day after receiving the “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” briefing.
9. Why did President Bush say that he wanted the 9/11 commission to meet with him and Dick Cheney together?
(a) He wanted to have the Vice-President on hand in case he started to make jokes about weapons of mass destruction, as he’d done at a dinner for broadcast journalists.
(b) He wanted the commissioners to “see our body language.”
(c) Ever since the Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar had told him, “You’re nearly as unpopular as Ronald Reagan was,” he needed moral support in public.
(d) He was worried that the commissioners would ask him why John Ashcroft had not included counter-terrorism in his May, 2001, memo listing the new Justice Department’s top priorities.
10. What was George W. Bush’s response when Bob Woodward asked how he thought history would judge the Iraq war?
(a) “I say that freedom is not America’s gift to the world. Freedom is God’s gift to everybody in the world. I believe that. As a matter of fact, I was the person that wrote the line, or said it. I didn’t write it, I just said it in a speech. And it became part of the jargon.”
(b) “When you’re marching to war, it’s not a very optimistic thought.”
(c) “You can’t see what you think is a threat and hope it goes away. You used to could when the oceans protected us. But the lesson of September the eleventh is, is when the President sees a threat we must deal with it before it comes to fruition, through death, on our own soils, for example.”
(d) “We won’t know. We’ll all be dead.”
(1) c, (2) c, (3) b, (4) c, (5) a, (6) d, (7) b, (8) c, (9) b, (10) d.