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Iran-Contra Affair (Grades 11-12)

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Iran-Contra Affair

The Iran-Contra scandal occurred during which administration?
  1. H.W. Bush
  2. Clinton
  3. Reagan
  4. Ford
The Contras were rebel groups located in which country?
  1. Mexico
  2. Guatemala
  3. Nicaragua
  4. Panama
The purpose of the Boland Amendment was to create a way to provide financial assistance to the Contras.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the name of the United States' project to try to get other countries to stop selling arms to Iran?

Why did the Reagan Administration begin to sell arms to Iran again?

What evidence shows that the Reagan Administration's argument that it needed to sell weapons to Iran to gain their cooperation in getting hostages held in Lebanon freed was false?
  1. the hostages had already been freed before the arms sales started
  2. the arms sales began before the hostages were captured
  3. Iran was already working to get the hostages freed
  4. no hostages were actually taken
The United States' plan was to ship the weapons to Iran through Israel.
  1. True
  2. False
Whose idea was it to use part of the profits from the arms sales to fund the Contras?
  1. Reagan
  2. Oliver North
  3. William Barr
  4. Robert McFarlane
The United States was selling arms to Iran despite naming the country a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984.
  1. True
  2. False
Funding for the Iran-Contra scheme from which country was accidentally diverted to the wrong account after a mistake filling out Oliver North's Swiss Bank account number?
  1. Afghanistan
  2. England
  3. Turkey
  4. Burnei
Among the goals of the Iran-Contra Affair was to have Iran prop up the regime of Saddam Hussain.
  1. True
  2. False
Among Oliver North's crimes were obstructing a congressional inquiry and destroying documents.
  1. True
  2. False
The Tower Commission was created in 1986 to investigate what agency's role in the Iran-Contra Affair?
  1. Secret Service
  2. Homeland Security
  3. National Security Council
  4. Central Intelligence Agency

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