The Anti War Movement: Indochina War

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This is a quiz aimed at covering anti war movement basics for the NSW HSC Modern History Syllabus, Indochina Option topic.


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A socialist student movement, the Students for a Democratic Society, active from the late 1950s as a forum for laborers, African Americans, and intellectuals.

    • B. 

      The US branch of Surf Dive and Ski

    • C. 

      A right wing movement, the Students for a Democratic Society, created to forward the Cold War crusade against McCathyism and neo-socialism.

    • D. 

      A left wing association of European students, the Societe Democratique Sodalidad.

  • 2. 
    In 1962 the SDS changed based on 
    • A. 

      The aggression of the Soviet Union in suppressing student rights in Europe, and, thus, became more conservative

    • B. 

      The proliferation of marijuana on US campuses. Students were so zoned out they didn't care anymore.

    • C. 

      The radical, Tom Hayden's successful appeal to students to radicalise based the Cold War America and the degradation of African Americans in the South and the failure of liberal ideology.

    • D. 

      A left wing association of European students, the Societe Democratique Sodalidad and its appeal to American students to oppose all war at all times.

  • 3. 
    In 1965, when the US began bombing North Vietnam. 
    • A. 

      The SDS organized marches on the Oakland Army Terminal, the departure point for many troops bound for Southeast Asia.

    • B. 

      The SDS sent emissaries to the Viet Cong to profess support

    • C. 

      The SDS backed off the anti war crusade as surveillance by the FBI on campus was so powerful.

    • D. 

      The SDS were still not ready for action.

  • 4. 
    In March 1965 the SDS organised: 
    • A. 

      A summer school in Paris for peace activists.

    • B. 

      250 people to march in New York in favour of peace as a general concept.

    • C. 

      between 15,000 and 25,000 people to march on Washington to protest US bombing in North Vietnam.

    • D. 

      A sit in on Berkley campus to protest US involvement in Vietnam.

  • 5. 
    In 1967
    • A. 

      The Beatles release Rubber Soul, Souths won the Rugby League grandfinal, students staged a 2 day peace march on the Pentagon, and an underground railway was developed to shift draft dodgers to Canada.

    • B. 

      Peace activists wrote to McNamara warning that they would march on the Pentagon if an alternative military service idea was not developed.

    • C. 

      between 15,000 and 25,000 people to march on Washington to protest US bombing in North Vietnam.

    • D. 

      A sit in on Berkley campus to protest US involvement in Vietnam.

  • 6. 
    After Tet
    • A. 

      25% of Americans were opposed to the war in Gallup Poll Figures taken in March 68

    • B. 

      The Viet Cong opened a secret embassy in California.

    • C. 

      The president committed to indefinite support for Vietnam.

    • D. 

      Over half the US population opposed escalation.

  • 7. 
    In 1967 Martin Luther King jnr
    • A. 

      Was assassinated.

    • B. 

      Wrote an artticle or the Chicago Defender, supporting the anti war movement.

    • C. 

      Marched with between 15,000 and 25,000 people to march on Washington to protest US bombing in North Vietnam.

    • D. 

      Became the president of the SDS

  • 8. 
    In 1969
    • A. 

      Balmain won the Grand final and the peace movement had completed its goals.

    • B. 

      Despite over 500,000 people marching on Washington, the anti war movement was becoming less popular as it was becoming associated with a hippy, counter cultural tag.

    • C. 

      Martin Luther King changed his mind on the basis of the number of black deaths in VIetnam and supported the bombing of North VIetnam.

    • D. 

      The war movement imploded.

  • 9. 
    A result of the student deaths at Kent State University was 
    • A. 

      The war movement was scared off.

    • B. 

      The immediate withdrawal of US troops.

    • C. 

      Nobel science laureates, State Department officers, the American Civil Liberties Union-all openly called for withdrawal.

    • D. 

      The banning of protests on US campuses.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Assassinations, bombings, civil disobedience and draft resistance.

    • B. 

      Drug ins, love ins, sit ins and live ins.

    • C. 

      legal demonstrations, grassroots organizing, congressional lobbying, electoral challenges, civil disobedience, draft resistance, self-immolations, political violence. Some peace activists traveled to North Vietnam

    • D. 

      Tours of North Vietnam, assassinations and bombings on army bases.