CJ 450 Week 5 Quiz (10 Points for each question)


1. What is the success rate for terrorists achieving their goals?

a. Above average for long-term goals

b. Above average for short-term goals

c. Never over the long term

d. Never over the short term


2. Which of the following is a characteristic of decentralized networks?

a. Clear chains of command

b. Diverse, interconnected nodes

c. Executive leadership

d. Small, interdependent cells


3. Which of the following is the key explanatory variable for how a terrorist organization selects its targets?

a. Funding

b. Ideology

c. Membership

d. Opportunity


4. Which of the following is the most preferred method of attack in modern terrorism?

a. Assassinations

b. Bombings

c. Mass Disruption

d. Suicide Attacks


5. Which of the following is an advantage of suicide attacks over other methods?

a. They are often inexpensive

b. They do not attract as much media attention

c. They do not require adaptation

d. They have a perfect success rate


6. International law is generally understood to define the legal use of military reprisal when:

a. Retaliatory action does not harm innocent people.

b. Retaliatory action results in proportionally fewer damages to those caused by the offending act.

c. When the reprisal occurs within a time period following the offending act, which is usually 72 days.


7. Which form of soft power does a government use when it reaches out directly to the population of a foreign country?

a. Deterrence

b. Public diplomacy

c. Sanctions

d. Talking to terrorist groups


8. Which form of power has historically outperformed military pre-emption as an effective counterterrorism strategy?

a. Commando raids

b. Conciliation and peace

c. Military retaliation

d. Talking to terrorist groups


9. Which tenet of the Bush Doctrine did President Obama retain – although in a modified form – in his own national security strategy?

a. American exceptionalism

b. Global advancement of American ideals

c. Interdependent security

d. Unilateral use of force


10. In what situation are hostage rescue missions most likely to achieve their objectives?

a. Hostile political contexts

b. Low-risk operations

c. Non-permissive environments

d. Permissive environments

Course: CJ 450 Understanding Terrorism
School: Grantham University

  • 25/06/2017
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