For hundreds of years, people with conflicting — and often radical — ideologies have turned to committing acts of terrorism.
Take the quiz to find out how terrorism came to exist and how it has changed the world.
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What is terrorism?
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against people or property to intimidate or coerce societies or governments, often with political or religious motivations.
Define international terrorism:
International terrorism is terrorism practiced by terrorists from a foreign country. The 9/11 attacks are examples of international terrorism.
The term terrorism first appeared in the 18th century in reference to:
British philosopher Edmund Burke first used the word terrorism in the late 1700s to vilify the leaders of the French Revolution. The modern use of the word did not reappear until years later when it was adopted by Russian populists opposed to Czar Nicholas II.
Define domestic terrorism:
Terrorism practiced by a terrorist native to that country. In 1995, Timothy McVeigh drove a car bomb into Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building — America’s worst acts of domestic terrorism.
There are more than _______terrorist incidents recorded worldwide each day.
Between 25-35 terrorist incidents are recorded each day worldwide. In 2015 alone, there were 11,774 terrorist attacks in 92 countries (according to data released by the U.S. State Department).
Which act of terrorism sparked World War I?
Nineteen-year-old Bosnian Serb Gavril Princip ignited World War I when he assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914.
Which type of terrorism is most common in the United States?
Bombings and arson are the most common types of terrorism in the United States. The worst? In 1995, Timothy McVeigh drove a car bomb into Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168.
The U.S. Homeland Security’s color-coded terrorism advisory system includes:
The color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System is used to alert Americans about the possibility of a terrorist attack. The five levels include: green (low), blue (guarded), yellow (elevated), orange (high) and red (severe).
Who was the leader of al-Qaida?
Leader and founder of the Middle East’s most prolific terrorist organization, bin Laden had masterminded attacks through al-Qaida for two decades. On May 2, 2011, a United States special military unit killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The worst act of international terrorism in the United States was:
The Sept. 11 attacks were the worst acts of international terrorism on U.S. soil.
This is bad and something that needs to be taken care of. I just wish that there was a way to stop all terrorism.
Terrorists are not allowed to be able to be in the United States.
I had no idea that a terrorist attack led to WWI
I heard that the California attack is the worst attack since 9/11
i learned that sept 11 was the worst attack i got 9/10
I DID NOT KNOW I GOT 9 OUT 10
i never knew that there are 25-35 terrorist attacks worldwide everyday
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I never knew that in some terrorist groups kill there own natives
GG all of u its good to see everyone is learning something new.
i got 10/10
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I got a 10/10 :D. I learned that Sep.11 was the worst ever terrorist attack.
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I got 10/10 :D. And I learned a lot. I learned that Sep.11 was the worst attack of the terrorist ever.