"After two years of war, the Klingons blockade the Gorn homeworld; it seems very likely that they will soon win the war."
There would appear to be no correct option based on the information given in the Path to 2409 for 2402. To find the answer to this question, you have to go to the entry for 2399, to discover that the Klingons would likely be aided by the Orions in this blockade.
Originally Posted by The path to 2409:2399
The Klingons declare open war on the Gorn Hegemony. They, and their allies, the Orions, attack the Gorn.
While this does lead to the correct answer, you have to infer it, as there is nothing on the site that directly says the Orions aided the Klingons in the blockade.
As the data chip you receive often is not related to the questions asked by the quiz, you can not rely on the players having access to the information on the data chips. The only information source you can count on the players having access to is the Web site version of the Path to 2409. So either the question answers need to be changed to reflect whats on the website, or, and preferably, the Path to 2409 needs to be updated to be useful to answer the questions posed in this mission.
Directly quoting from the V23 C1 chip it states "After two years of fighting, the Klingon and Orion fleets breached the Gorn lines and blockaded the Gorn homeworld." Seems self explanitory to me. But I must admit the information on the chip is an expansion of the original 'Road to 2409'. Its another on of those 'without the chip, you can only guess' questions.