Quiz: A Look at the TSA

Test your knowledge of the Transportation Security Administration.

  1. Which event led to the creation of the Transportation Security Administration?
  2. Who was nominated by Barack Obama in September 2009 to head the TSA?
  3. Which senator has been accused of holding up the vote on the nomination?
  4. True or false: The TSA is responsible for airport security only and does not work in other forms of transportation.
  5. Which of the following items are allowed to be carried onto planes?
  6. When the TSA was first established, it operated under what parent agency?
  7. True or false: The Federal Aviation Administration is part of the TSA.
  8. Which airport requires an armed security officer on corporate flights?
  9. True or false: The agency that compiles names for the terrorist watch list is a part of the FBI, not the TSA.
  10. In 2008, in a famous incident, which former world leader was discovered to be on the terrorist watch list?
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