National Security Division (NSD): History, Role & Purpose


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Which agency handles all national security functions for the Department of Justice?

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1. The NSD was created by which legislative act?

2. Why was the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act passed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the history and role of the National Security Division (NSD). Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the Department of Justice's security functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • 2001 USA PATRIOT
  • The NSD

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history and role of the National Security Division
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the September 11th terrorist attacks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about criticisms of the NSD

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson National Security Division (NSD): History, Role & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the functions of the National Security Division
  • Understand the cause and purpose of the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act and its subsequent reauthorization
  • Identify key cases handled by the NSD
  • Recognize the areas of criticism against the NSD