Multiple Choice Quiz
1. Terrorism can be defined as
- The use of violence, or the threat of it, in service of a broadly political or religious aim
- The use of violence by one state against another
- Indirect justice
- None of the options
a. The use of violence, or the threat of it, in service of a broadly political or religious aim
2. Terrorism is wrong because it is an indiscriminate attack on innocent civilians.
- It is more complicated than this simple categorisation.
3. The distinctions between combatant and non-combatant in contemporary wars involving terrorists are
- Easy to establish
- Often unclear
- Not worth bothering about
c. Often unclear
4. Jihad is an example of what type of terrorism?
5. Why is terrorism difficult to define?
- Terrorist acts are not always universally regarded as either illegal or immoral
- Terrorists may be looked upon as martyrs not criminals by certain states
- The moral status of those involved in terrorist acts changes over time
- All of the above
d. All of the above
6. Why do you think contemporary terrorist groups are so concerned with achieving massive publicity for their violent activities?
- Publicity draws attention to the terrorists’ motives
- Those in power react negatively to terrorist acts which further publicises the motives of the terrorists themselves
- There are many people around the globe that may sympathise with the terrorists’ motives and therefore publicity produces sympathy
- All of the options
d. All of the options