September 11th & the War on Terror


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Who was the President of the United States on September 11, 2001?

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1. How many planes did terrorists hijack on September 11, 2001?

2. All but one of the hijacked planes hit their intended targets on September 11. For the one that did not, evidence shows that which of the following was its likely target?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your historical knowledge of the events that happened as part of the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001. You'll also learn how the U.S. responded to the attacks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The fate of Osama bin Laden
  • The number of American casualties in the September 11 terrorist attacks
  • The number of planes hijacked on September 11, 2001
  • Who was president during the September 11 terrorist attacks
  • The intended targets of the hijacked planes

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 related lesson on the war on terror after September 11
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about the hijacked planes and their targets
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about American leaders in 2001

Additional Learning

To learn more about the aftermath of September 11, review the accompanying lesson called September 11th & the War on Terror. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the tensions and radicalization that may have prompted the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
  • Define the terms jihad and fatwa
  • Identify the targets hit by terrorists on September 11, 2001
  • Trace the history of the U.S. response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, and how that played into the global war on terror