Terrorism Around the World


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What is terrorism?

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1. What does it mean to say that most terrorist groups are stateless?

2. Which terrorist group rose out of a decade of extremely violent war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you'll be asked about terrorism's definition, terrorist groups, caliphates, and the take of Muslims around the world on extremist terrorist groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will ask you about:

  • What terrorism is
  • Statelessness of terrorism groups
  • A terrorist group spawned from war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan
  • ISIL as a caliphate
  • Whether Muslims approve of al-Qaeda and ISIL

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ISIL and al-Qaeda
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ISIL's goal and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the connection between terrorist groups and being stateless in a different light

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about worldwide terrorism, please watch our video lesson, Terrorism Around the World. This lesson will provide information on topics such as:

  • Modern terrorist threats
  • Al-Qaeda and the Middle East
  • Impacts of terrorism