What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Examples


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The modern goals associated with terrorism were developed where and when?

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1. Which of these is NOT one of the main goals of terrorism?

2. What makes terrorism different than war between two nations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the origins of terrorism. Some of the elements that you will be assessed on include education, religion, and language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Overall goal of terrorism
  • Two types of terrorism
  • Characteristics of terrorist groups hostile to the United States
  • Definition of terrorist acts
  • Examples of terrorism in history

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on terrorism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose and tactics of terrorism
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as domestic and international terrorism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific instances of terrorism in recent history

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the History & Types of Terrorism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the origin of the term terrorism
  • Understand the purpose of international terrorism
  • Define domestic terrorism and its purpose
  • Identify specific examples of both domestic and international terrorism