Chapter 19 Test - Vietnam

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following was most influential in turning the American public opinion against the Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      Protests organized by Students for a Democratic Society

    • B. 

      Military defeats

    • C. 

      Violent police responses to antiwar speeches

    • D. 

      Media coverage of the war


  • 2. 
    President Nixon endorsed Vietnamization because
    • A. 

      It empowered the Vietnamese to run their own government

    • B. 

      He hoped it would give South Vietnamese leaders enough time to create a stable anti-Communist government

    • C. 

      It would bring American troops home immediately

    • D. 

      He believed it would win the war


  • 3. 
    How did Ho Chi Minh win support in N. Vietnam despite his repressive regime?
    • A. 

      By instituting a representative democracy

    • B. 

      By killing all who opposed him

    • C. 

      By redistributing land from large estates to peasants

    • D. 

      By favoring Catholics


  • 4. 
    Cause: Operation Rolling Thunder  ---> Effect:_____________
    • A. 

      Strengthened rather than weakened the Vietcong

    • B. 

      Buildup of U.S. air power

    • C. 

      Destruction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    • D. 

      Severe weakening of the Vietcong's will to fight


  • 5. 
    What were the Communist forces that took control of Cambodia in 1975 called?
    • A. 

      Vietminh

    • B. 

      Dien Bien Phu

    • C. 

      Khmer Rouge

    • D. 

      Khe Sanh


  • 6. 
    Pacification failed because
    • A. 

      War was highly valued in Vietnamese culture

    • B. 

      Civilians resented being moved off their land and having their homes destroyed

    • C. 

      The mountainous jungle made detection of the enemy difficult

    • D. 

      Officials often inflated body counts reported by units in the field


  • 7. 
    Who were the Vietminh?
    • A. 

      A group organized by Ho Chi Minh during WWII to resist the Japanese occupation

    • B. 

      Vietnamese people who supported French rule

    • C. 

      Protesters who used civil disobedience to fight for Vietnamese rights

    • D. 

      French soldiers who fought the Vietnamese


  • 8. 
    President Kennedy initially sent advisers and aid to Vietnam in part to
    • A. 

      Overthrow Ngo Dinh Diem

    • B. 

      Counter the Tet Offensive

    • C. 

      Help the French retain their colony

    • D. 

      Display U.S. strength and resolve


  • 9. 

    The the following chart to answer the question below.What explains the change in troop levels from 1969 to 1972?
    • A. 

      U.S. losses during the Tet offensive

    • B. 

      Pacification

    • C. 

      Vietnamization

    • D. 

      The end of the draft


  • 10. 
    What is the domino theory?
    • A. 

      The strategy of dropping strings of bombs to destroy large areas

    • B. 

      The belief that if one country entered a war, neighboring countries would quickly follow

    • C. 

      The belief that if one country fell to communism, neighboring countries would quickly follow

    • D. 

      A system for aiding S. Vietnamese civilians


  • 11. 

    Why did U.S. planes spray defoliants like Agent Orange over the Ho Chi Minh Trail?
    • A. 

      To make it easier to land U.S. planes on the trail

    • B. 

      To destroy farms and villages that were near the trail

    • C. 

      To expose those areas of the trail that were hidden in the jungle, making it easier for planes to see enemy supply routes

    • D. 

      To disrupt the flow of troops and supplies from South Vietnam to Laos


  • 12. 
    ____________________ headed a brutal and corrupt government in South Vietnam.
    • A. 

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • B. 

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C. 

      Bien Denh Phu

    • D. 

      Dong Ken Rho


  • 13. 
    __________________ ran as an independent candidate and was an important factor in the 1968 presidential election.
    • A. 

      Hubert Humphrey

    • B. 

      George Wallace

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      John F. Kennedy


  • 14. 
    By basing the draft on birth days, ________________ lessened the inequity in the draft.
    • A. 

      The deferment program

    • B. 

      The avoidance system

    • C. 

      The lottery system

    • D. 

      The Equal Draft Program of 1964


  • 15. 
    The _____________________ lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
    • A. 

      Youth's Right to Vote Act of 1967

    • B. 

      Voting Age Act of 1968

    • C. 

      26th Amendment

    • D. 

      25th Amendment

    • E. 

      27th Amendment


  • 16. 
    In the ____________________, U.S. soldiers killed at least 450 women, children, and elderly men, shocking the American public.
    • A. 

      Tet Offensive

    • B. 

      My Lai massacre

    • C. 

      Attack on Khe Sanh

    • D. 

      Attack on Sai Pan


  • 17. 
    The attack on the USS Maddox led to approval of the Tet Resolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    During the early years of the war, the U.S. soldiers who fought in Vietnam were disproportionately poor and African American.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    The Tet Offensive shattered many people’s belief that the United States would soon win the Vietnam War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    Only military bases and power plants were targeted by Operation Rolling Thunder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    Protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention hoped to pressure the Democratic delegates to reject President Johnson’s war policies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 22. 
    A vocal antiwar group:
    • A. 

      NAACP

    • B. 

      Doves

    • C. 

      Students for a Democratic Society

    • D. 

      Students for a Democratic Tomorrow

    • E. 

      People for a Free Vietnam


  • 23. 
    He offered criticism of the Vietnam War that greatly worried President Johnson:
    • A. 

      Walter Cronkite

    • B. 

      Henry Kissinger

    • C. 

      Hubert Humphrey

    • D. 

      Richard Daley


  • 24. 
    He persecuted Buddhists in Vietnam:
    • A. 

      Ho Chi Minh

    • B. 

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • C. 

      Minh Poh Dak

    • D. 

      Van Doh Phu


  • 25. 
    Mayor of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention:
    • A. 

      Bruce King

    • B. 

      William Westmoreland

    • C. 

      Henry Kissinger

    • D. 

      Richard Daley


  • 26. 
    Limited executive power to commit troops to foreign conflicts:
    • A. 

      War Powers Act

    • B. 

      Opposing Powers Act

    • C. 

      Anti-Oppression Act of 1967

    • D. 

      Foreign Conflict Act of 1969


  • 27. 
    Revealed to Americans that the government had been misleading them about the Vietnam War for years:
    • A. 

      My Lai Massacre Report

    • B. 

      Vietnam Report

    • C. 

      Pentagon Papers

    • D. 

      The Vietcong Papers


  • 28. 
    Combined ground troops and air strikes to clear an area of the enemy:
    • A. 

      Joint military task force missions

    • B. 

      Combined force missions

    • C. 

      Search and rescue missions

    • D. 

      Search and destroy missions


  • 29. 
    Commander of U.S. ground troops in Vietnam:
    • A. 

      Henry Kissinger

    • B. 

      William Westmoreland

    • C. 

      Richard Daley

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon

    • E. 

      Donald Strackley


  • 30. 
    People who supported the Vietnam War:
    • A. 

      Hawks

    • B. 

      Doves

    • C. 

      Turtles

    • D. 

      Separatists

    • E. 

      Supportists


  • 31. 
    President Nixon’s national security adviser:
    • A. 

      Bill Olson

    • B. 

      Richard Daley

    • C. 

      Walter Cronkite

    • D. 

      Hubert Humphrey

    • E. 

      Henry Kissinger


  • 32. 

    What does the above image show?
    • A. 

      Storming of the Government Palace in Saigon

    • B. 

      Escaping prisoners

    • C. 

      People trying to get into the U.S. Embassy

    • D. 

      People escaping POW camp in Hanoi


  • 33. 

    The family is happy because...
    • A. 

      They've won the lottery

    • B. 

      Dad's coming back from the Gulf War

    • C. 

      Man on left has been granted asylum

    • D. 

      Returning veteran has been released from POW camp


  • 34. 

    The image shows a campus shooting in the 1970's. Where?
    • A. 

      Jackson State

    • B. 

      Kent State

    • C. 

      Indiana State

    • D. 

      Akron U

    • E. 

      Williamsburg Colonial College


  • 35. 

    The image shows what?
    • A. 

      Body being recovered from the jungles of Vietnam

    • B. 

      Helicopter pilot jumping out of his aircraft

    • C. 

      It's a fake image

    • D. 

      Special forces rappelling into the jungle, Australian style


  • 36. 

    Where is this?
    • A. 

      Cleveland, OH

    • B. 

      New York, NY

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Oklahoma City, OK


  • 37. 

    Which city in South Vietnam was closer to the Ho Chi Minh Trail?
    • A. 

      Khe Sanh

    • B. 

      Quang Tri

    • C. 

      Hanoi

    • D. 

      My Lai


  • 38. 

    What South Vietnamese city shown on the map was closest to the southernmost part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

  • 39. 

    In what general direction would someone travel if they took the Ho Chi Minh Trail from its beginning in Laos to Pleiku?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      East

    • C. 

      South

    • D. 

      West


  • 40. 
    Define: ADVERSARY
    • A. 

      Friend

    • B. 

      Bellicose

    • C. 

      Opponent

    • D. 

      Uphill


  • 41. 
    Define: COUP
    • A. 

      Overthrow

    • B. 

      Veracity

    • C. 

      Placitude

    • D. 

      Placard


  • 42. 
    Define: ESCALATE
    • A. 

      Turn down

    • B. 

      Lower

    • C. 

      Increase

    • D. 

      Strengthen


  • 43. 
    Define: OBDURATE
    • A. 

      Lame

    • B. 

      Willing

    • C. 

      Stubborn

    • D. 

      Gregarious


  • 44. 
    Define: EFFETE
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Useless

    • C. 

      Clever

    • D. 

      Hard-headed


  • 45. 
    Define: VOCIFEROUS
    • A. 

      Sheltered

    • B. 

      Harnessed

    • C. 

      Tamed

    • D. 

      Unrestrained


  • 46. 

    Which one indicates North Vietnam?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      D

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      A

    • E. 

      F


  • 47. 

    Exact location of Hanoi?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      D

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      A

    • E. 

      E


  • 48. 

    Where is Laos?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 49. 

    Where is Thailand?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 50. 

    Where is the city of Siagon?
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      D

    • D. 

      E

    • E. 

      F


  • 51. 

    Where is Ho Chi Minh City?
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      D

    • D. 

      E

    • E. 

      F


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