Quiz: A Look at the TSA Test your knowledge of the Transportation Security Administration. By Debra Bell Feb. 1, 2010 Comments SHARE Which event led to the creation of the Transportation Security Administration? 1970 Dawson's Field hijackings 1971 D.B. Cooper hijacking 1988 Lockerbie bombing 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks Who was nominated by Barack Obama in September 2009 to head the TSA? Kip Hawley Gale Rossides Erroll Southers David Stone Which senator has been accused of holding up the vote on the nomination? Jim DeMint Mike Enzi Joseph Lieberman John Thune True or false: The TSA is responsible for airport security only and does not work in other forms of transportation. True False Which of the following items are allowed to be carried onto planes? Baseball bats Common lighters Small-arms ammunition Paintball guns When the TSA was first established, it operated under what parent agency? Department of Homeland Security Department of State Department of Transportation Department of Justice True or false: The Federal Aviation Administration is part of the TSA. True False Which airport requires an armed security officer on corporate flights? John F. Kennedy International Newark Liberty International Washington Dulles International Ronald Reagan Washington National True or false: The agency that compiles names for the terrorist watch list is a part of the FBI, not the TSA. True False In 2008, in a famous incident, which former world leader was discovered to be on the terrorist watch list? Tony Blair Jacques Chirac Mikhail Gorbachev Nelson Mandela Click here for the answers.