Why learn about terrorism? Clearly terrorism captures the public imagination, especially when terrorist acts occur. Some people believe that terrorism is inexplicable, and that to try to understand it risks justifying it. We at Learning Life believe that better understanding terrorism does not justify it, but rather improves people’s and societies’ ability to prevent and respond effectively to terrorism.  


1. True or False: The number of terrorist attacks in the United States has decreased since September 11, 2001.


2. How many attempted and actual homicide incidents by al-Qa’ida and al-Qa’ida supporters have occurred in the United States since 1990?


3. How many homicide incidents were perpetrated by far-right extremists in the United States between 1990 and 2010?


4. True or False: The majority of al-Qa’ida and al-Qa’ida supporters were non-white males with a prior arrest record and/or a history of mental illness.


5. Worldwide, there were more than ______ terrorist attacks between 2006 and 2014.