Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Terrorism Quiz

My reader Geo brought to my attention this great quiz on terrorism prepared by Dr. Jeffrey Rudolph who was the Quebec representative of the East Timor Alert Network. The quiz gives answers to the following questions:
1. Who made the following statement? “To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom.”

5. How many suicide bombings had Iraq experienced before the 2003 US invasion?

13. True or False: The majority of terrorists come from the lower classes.

17. True or False: The religion of Islam is an important cause of terrorism.

21. True or False: A majority of the people in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates support al-Qa'ida's goal of creating an Islamic state.

22. True or False: In 1997 a declassified CIA training manual detailed torture methods used against suspected subversives in Central America during the 1980s.
Find detailed and informative answers to these and many other questions here. Some of the answers might surprise you. I, for instance, was convinced that most terrorists come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Feel free to tell me what surprised you the most from the information provided in the quiz in the comments.

And thank you, Geo, for sending me the link! You are a fountain of information.


Steve Hayes said...

Thank you - linked on my blog as well.

V said...

I guess the most successful terrorists are well educated... Why should terrorism be any different from other human activities in this respect?..

Clarissa said...

That's not true for every profession, though. The most successful politicians are usually the most stupid. The nearer to illiterate they are, the more prone to success, it seems.