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Trivia quiz questions with answers about the Central Intelligence Agency

What is the Central Intelligence Agency?
A: The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the U.S. government.

The CIA is tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily using what?
A: Human intelligence.

As a principal member of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to whom?
A: The Director of National Intelligence.

It is primarily focused on providing intelligence for whom?
A: The President and Cabinet of the United States.

President Harry S. Truman had created the Central Intelligence Group under the direction of a Director of Central Intelligence by presidential directive on what date?
A:  January 22, 1946.


This group was transformed into the Central Intelligence Agency by implementation of what?
A: The National Security Act of 1947.

Unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is a domestic security service, the CIA has no what?
A: Law enforcement function.

It is officially mainly focused on overseas intelligence gathering, with only limited what?
A: Domestic intelligence collection.

The CIA is the only agency authorized by law to carry out and oversee what at the behest of the President?
A: Covert action.

It exerts foreign political influence through its tactical divisions, such as what?
A: Special Activities Center.


The CIA has provided support to many foreign what?
A: Political groups and governments.

It was involved in carrying out several what?
A: Regime changes, terrorist attacks, and planned assassinations of foreign leaders.

Since 2004 the CIA is organized under what?
A:  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Despite transferring some of its powers to the DNI, the CIA has grown in size as a response to what?
A: The September 11 attacks.

In 2013, The Washington Post reported that in the fiscal year 2010, the CIA had the largest what?
A: The largest budget of all IC agencies, exceeding previous estimates.


The CIA has increasingly expanded its role, including what?
A: Covert paramilitary operations.

One of its largest divisions, the Information Operations Center (IOC), has officially shifted focus from counterterrorism to what?
A: Offensive cyber-operations.

When the CIA was created, its purpose was to create what?
A: A clearinghouse for foreign policy intelligence and analysis.

Today, its primary purpose is to what?
A: Collect, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence, and to carry out covert operations.

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