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From Militia to Movements: The Paramilitary Organizations Quiz
by Staff
Are you armed with knowledge? Test your paramilitary pluck by seeing if you can conquer this quiz.

Which paramilitary group abducted heiress Patty Hearst in 1974?

  • Palestine Liberation Organization
  • Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Three Percenters

What year were several key members of the SLA captured, bringing about the end of the paramilitary group?

  • 1975
  • 1980
  • 1985

What is the name of the paramilitary group responsible for the 2001 kidnapping of American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham in the Philippines?

  • Alex Boncayao Brigade
  • Aceh Security Disturbance Movement
  • Abu Sayyaf

Who founded the paramilitary group Abu Sayyaf?

  • Osama bin Laden
  • Yasser Arafat
  • Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani

What year did the paramilitary Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) split from the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA)?

  • 1961
  • 1969
  • 1977

True or false: The paramilitary group PIRA ended its armed campaign in 2005.

  • true
  • false

Which paramilitary group was responsible for the death of Israeli Olympic coaches and athletes in 1972?

  • Fruit of Islam
  • Hezbollah
  • Black September

Which American anti-government paramilitary group is best known for its recent armed presence in Ferguson, Missouri?

  • Oath Keepers
  • Three Percenters
  • Aryan Nations

When was Oath Keepers founded?

  • 1989
  • 1999
  • 2009

What is the name of the FBI elite paramilitary group based in Quantico, Virginia?

  • Counter Terrorist Unit
  • Hostage Rescue Team
  • Counterterrorist Paramilitary Unit

Which Zionist paramilitary group became the core of the official state army the Israel Defense Forces?

  • Haganah
  • Lehi
  • Irgun

How long did the paramilitary group Haganah exist in its unofficial capacity?

  • 18 years
  • 28 years
  • 38 years

Which paramilitary group controls more than 60 percent of the cocaine that enters the U.S.?

  • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
  • United Self-defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)
  • National Liberation Army (ELN)

How much money does the Columbian paramilitary group FARC earn annually from the illegal drug trade?

  • more than $100 million
  • more than $300 million
  • more than $500 million

True or false: The AUC is a paramilitary group that works with FARC in Colombia.

  • true
  • false

Which American paramilitary group was founded in Dallas in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri?

  • New Black Panther Party
  • Huey P. Newton Gun Club
  • Black Riders Liberation Party

Huey P. Newton co-founded which organization?

  • Black Panther Party
  • NAACP
  • Black Action Movement

This Palestinian paramilitary group was founded in 1987.

  • Hezbollah
  • Hamas
  • Mukhtar Army

Where does the paramilitary group Hamas operate?

  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Israel

When was the paramilitary group the Three Percenters founded?

  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012

Which American conflict inspired the Three Percenters' name?

  • Revolutionary War
  • War of 1812
  • Civil War

What is the name of the CIA's paramilitary operations unit?

  • Special Activities Division
  • SWAT
  • Covert Rescue Team

Which 9/11 terrorist was captured on March 1, 2003?

  • Osama bin Laden
  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
  • Ramzi Yousef

Which American paramilitary group was involved in a 71-day standoff with the FBI in Wounded Knee, South Dakota?

  • Minutemen
  • Militia of the Dakotas
  • American Indian Movement

Which U.S. city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement?

  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Minneapolis
  • Fargo, North Dakota

What is the name of the paramilitary group affiliated with the Church of Scientology?

  • Sea Org
  • Science Org
  • Hubbard's Navy

Who founded the White Aryan Resistance?

  • David Duke
  • Jeff Berry
  • Tom Metzger

What was the name of the American anti-communist paramilitary group founded in the early 1960s?

  • Minutemen
  • DePugh's Army
  • Guardians

True or false: The Guardians of the Oglala Nation worked with the American Indian Movement in Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

  • true
  • false

Which paramilitary group fought against the Irish Republican Army and other separatist groups in Northern Ireland?

  • Free England Force
  • Irish Freedom Force
  • Irish Freedom Force