Australia And The Vietnam War

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Australia And The Vietnam War - Quiz

An interactive quiz to test the user on their knowledge of the Vietnam War and the involvement that Australia had during it and the aftermath.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Vietnam War began in

    • A.

      1963

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1964

    Correct Answer
    B. 1962
  • 2. 

    The Vietcong were

    • A.

      Allies with Australia

    • B.

      Innocent villagers and farmers

    • C.

      Vietnamese military

    Correct Answer
    C. Vietnamese military
    Explanation
    The Vietcong refers to the armed forces of the National Liberation Front (NLF) in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. They were not allies with Australia, innocent villagers, or farmers. Instead, they were a significant faction within the Vietnamese military, fighting against the South Vietnamese government and its allies, including the United States.

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  • 3. 

    Australia was part of the ANZUS and WEATO treaties.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Australia was not part of the WEATO (Western European Union Treaty Organization) as it was a treaty organization specifically for Western European countries. However, Australia was indeed part of the ANZUS (Australia, New Zealand, United States) treaty, which was a collective defense agreement between these three countries. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    The Black Jack theory is a  foreign policy theory, promoted by the government of the United States that stated if one country became under the influence of communism, then surrounding countries would follow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The Black Jack theory is not a foreign policy theory promoted by the government of the United States. It does not state that if one country becomes under the influence of communism, then surrounding countries would follow.

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  • 5. 

    The term used by the Australian army for a medical evacuation was a

    • A.

      'ground-off'

    • B.

      'sand-off'

    • C.

      'dust-off'

    Correct Answer
    C. 'dust-off'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 'dust-off'. The term 'dust-off' is used by the Australian army for a medical evacuation. This term refers to the process of evacuating injured personnel from the battlefield or remote areas using helicopters. The term 'dust-off' is derived from the swirling dust created by the helicopter's rotor blades during landing and takeoff. It is commonly used in military jargon to indicate a medical evacuation mission.

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  • 6. 

    Describe the Battle of Long Tan in 1966.

  • 7. 

    How much did Australian infantry soldiers' packs weigh?

    • A.

      10-25 kg

    • B.

      25-35 kg

    • C.

      35-50 kg

    Correct Answer
    C. 35-50 kg
    Explanation
    Australian infantry soldiers' packs weighed between 35-50 kg. This weight range is considered because infantry soldiers are required to carry various equipment and supplies, including weapons, ammunition, food, water, clothing, and other essential items. Carrying such a heavy load is necessary for soldiers to be self-sufficient and prepared for combat situations. The weight of the packs can vary depending on the specific mission and requirements, but generally, it falls within the 35-50 kg range.

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  • 8. 

    How many Australians died in the Battle of Long Tan?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      36

    Correct Answer
    A. 18
    Explanation
    18 Australians died in the Battle of Long Tan.

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  • 9. 

    A bullet box was also called a 'newspaper.'

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 10. 

    Two Australians were killed by snake bites in Vietnam.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it clearly states that two Australians were killed by snake bites in Vietnam. This implies that there have been instances where Australians have lost their lives due to snake bites in Vietnam.

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