Clear and Present Danger Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Trivia quiz questions with answers about Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Who wrote the book “Clear and Present Danger”?
A: Tom Clancy.
What kind of novel is “Clear and Present Danger”?
A: It is a political thriller novel.
When was it published?
A: On August 17, 1989.
A sequel to The Cardinal of the Kremlin (1988), main character Jack Ryan becomes what?
A: Acting Deputy Director of Intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency.
What does he discover?
A: That he is being kept in the dark by his colleagues who are conducting a covert war against a drug cartel based in Colombia.
It debuted at number what on the New York Times bestseller list?
A film adaptation, featuring what actor as Ryan, was released on August 3, 1994?
A: Harrison Ford.
The President of the United States, who is running for reelection, finds a fierce opponent in whom?
Governor J. Robert Fowler, who has rallied the American public behind his administration's failures in the War on Drugs.
This provides National Security Advisor James Cutter with an opportunity to do what?
A: To help him initiate covert operations within Colombia with intent to disrupt the illegal drug trade there.
Aided by CIA
Deputy Director (Operations) Robert Ritter and CIA director Arthur Moore, the plan involves inserting light infantry troops with Hispanic descent into the country to do what?
A: To stake out airstrips used by the cartel (SHOWBOAT), which then allows F-15 Eagles to intercept drug flights (EAGLE EYE).
In addition, mobile phone communications between cartel management are intercepted through what?
A: CAPER, which is also the communications arm for SHOWBOAT.
Meanwhile, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter Panache intercepts a yacht in the Caribbean Sea; its crew finds what?
A: Two Hispanic men cleaning up the vessel after
its owner and his family.
Through a mock trial and execution, the Coast Guardsmen force the killers to do what?
A: To confess to their crimes; it is later learned that the
man was involved in a money laundering scheme for a Colombian drug cartel.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
then proceeds to seize the laundered money from several banks in the United States and Europe, which amounted to how much?
A: Over 650 million dollars.
The seizure of the cartel money by the FBI infuriates who?
A: Drug cartel leader Ernesto Escobedo, who had ordered the hit on the American businessman.
Meanwhile, his intelligence officer Felix Cortez finds out about FBI director Emil Jacobs's official visit to the Attorney General of Colombia, and as a result, Escobedo orders what?
A: The assassination of Jacobs without informing Cortez.
Upon arriving in the city of Bogotá, the FBI director's motorcade was what?
A: Ambushed, killing him as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration head and the U.S. ambassador to Colombia.
Enraged, the President authorizes what?
A: Operation RECIPROCITY, stepping up Cutter's operations and declaring war on Escobedo's drug organization.
Later, a surgical airstrike on a drug kingpins mansion during a meeting of several cartel members kills everyone inside; however, Escobedo did what?
A: He did not attend the meeting and sends Cortez, who was delayed and witnessed the explosion as a result.
He later deduces that the Americans have been conducting operations against the Colombian drug cartel, but does what?
A: Plays along, planning to engineer a war within the cartel that will leave him in a position to seize power.
He dispatches mercenaries to hunt
A: The American troops.
Later he blackmails Cutter in a secret meeting into shutting down all covert operations against the cartel in exchange for what?
A: Slowing down drug imports to the United States.
Meanwhile, Jack Ryan, former Marine and the acting CIA Deputy Director (Intelligence) after his boss James Greer was hospitalized for pancreatic cancer, suspects what?
A: The agency's involvement in the situation in Colombia.
His position enables him to be aware of most operations, but he realizes he is what?
A: Being kept out of the loop.
After his friend, fighter pilot Robby Jackson, makes an inquiry into activity in the region, Ryan becomes determined to find out what is going on, eventually finding out what?
A: About the covert operations from breaking into Ritter's files in his office.
Outraged, he seeks help from whom?
A: The FBI and later meets John Clark, a CIA operative and former Navy SEAL coordinating CAPER.
Having been previously ordered by the President to shut down all covert operations against the cartel to avoid the political fallout, Cutter does so after his secret meeting with Cortez, and then secretly what?
A: Provides the latter with the coordinates of the American troops in Colombia for him to hunt down.
Their meeting having been shadowed by the FBI, Ryan and Clark become outraged; they later team up to do what?
A: To rescue American troops left behind in Colombia via an U.S. Air Force helicopter, missing Greer's funeral.
Although they suffer casualties from encountering mercenaries employed by the cartel along the way, they successfully do what?
A: Extract the survivors
— one of them being Staff Sergeant Domingo "Ding" Chavez.
Later they capture whom?
A: Cortez and Escobedo (the latter of whom is handed over to his cartel enemies) in a raid on the cartel's command post.
Cortez is later returned to Cuba
, where he is what?
A: Branded as a traitor by his former colleagues.
Upon being confronted by Clark with evidence of his treason what does Cutter do?
A: He commits suicide.
Ryan confronts the defiant President for not informing him about the covert operations in Colombia; after he briefs the committee, the President deliberately does what?
A: Loses the election
to Fowler, in order to hide the operations and protect the honor of those involved.
Meanwhile, Clark takes who under his wing and recruits him into the CIA?
Who was Arthur Moore?
A: Director of Central Intelligence.
Who was Robert Ritter?
A: CIA Deputy Director (Operations)
Who was Emil Jacobs?
A: Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Who was Dan Murray?
A: Deputy assistant director of the FBI.
Who was Moira Wolfe?
A: Executive secretary to FBI Director Jacobs.
Who was Mark Bright?
A: Assistant special-agent-in-charge of the FBI office in Mobile,
Who was Red Wegener?
A: Commanding officer of the United States Coast Guard cutter Panache, nicknamed "the King of SAR (Search and Rescue)"
Who was Robby Jackson?
A: Fighter pilot serving aboard USS Ranger
Who was Jonathan Robert Fowler?
A: Governor of Ohio and the President's main opponent in the presidential elections, which he later wins.
Who was John Clark?
A: CIA operations officer.
Who was Felix Cortez?
A: Chief security and intelligence officer for Escobedo, a former colonel in the Cuban intelligence service.
Who was Ernesto Escobedo?
A: One of the leaders of the Medellín drug cartel.
Who was Domingo “Ding” Chavez?
A: Staff sergeant for the United States Army
, of Hispanic descent and a former
Who was Julio "Oso" Vega?
A: First sergeant for the U.S. Army, assigned to Chavez's squad of light infantry troops in Colombia.
Who was Captain Ramirez?
A: U.S. Army officer who leads Chavez's squad. Later dies in a battle with the cartel mercenaries.
Who was Buck Zimmer?
A: U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant and crew chief of the Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low helicopter used for the covert troop insertions and later for the rescue mission.
Mortally wounded by ground fire during the rescue, he later what?
A: Dies in Ryan's arms.
Who was Captain Jeff "Bronco" Winters?
A: U.S. Air Force F-15 pilot assigned to EAGLE EYE
Who was Colonel Paul "PJ" Johns?
A: U.S. Air Force officer assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing in
, in charge of the Pave Low covert ops helicopters.
Who was Carlos Larson?
A: CIA operative in Colombia, under cover as a general-aviation pilot and flight instructor who often does business with the cartel.