Rise of Terrorism since 1990: Causes & Major Events


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Many of al-Qaeda's earliest members were conscripted from the:

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason some turn to Islamic extremism?

2. The largest single terrorist attack against the United States took place on:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Terrorism has been on the rise since the 1990's. The quiz will test your knowledge of the causes of and response to the increase of terrorist acts. You can also print the corresponding worksheet to study important points from the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Early members of al-Qaeda
  • Ideas behind Islamic extremism
  • Largest US attack
  • The War on Terror
  • Terrorism in the Middle East today

Skills Practiced

The video and quiz will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of Islamic extremism to answer questions about recent terrorist actions
  • Defining key concepts -ensure you can accurately define main phrases, such as al-Qaeda and War on Terror
  • Information recall -access the knowledge you have gained regarding the American response to terrorism
  • Knowledge application -apply knowledge to answer questions about terrorism since 1990

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled Rise of Terrorism since 1990: Causes & Major Events, you will learn the following information:

  • The definition of terrorism
  • Origins of terrorism
  • Terrorism in the Western world
  • Al-Qaeda's roots and modern role in terrorism