Australia In The Vietnam War Era Revision

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Australia In The Vietnam War Era Revision

Australian support for South Vietnam in the early 1960s was in keeping with the policies of other nations to stem the spread of communism in Europe and Asia. What more do you know about the degree of Australia`s involvement in the war? Test yourself by taking the quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which decade did the Vietnam War begin?
    • A. 

      1950's

    • B. 

      1960's

    • C. 

      1970's

  • 2. 
    Which Australian PM got Australia involved in the Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      Robert Menzies

    • B. 

      Harold Holt

    • C. 

      Gough Whitlam

  • 3. 
    What slogan was used by the Liberal government to make people believe that communists were everywhere?
    • A. 

      "Reds in the back shed"

    • B. 

      "Reds overfed"

    • C. 

      "Reds under the bed"

  • 4. 
    What is guerilla warfare?
    • A. 

      Using surprise to harrass the enemy then retreating

    • B. 

      Using massive force to overcome the enemy

    • C. 

      Using gorillas to defeat the enemy

  • 5. 
    The Korean War occured AFTER the Vietnam War
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which American president first coined the term 'domino theory'?
    • A. 

      Ronald Regan

    • B. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Lyndon Baines Johnson

  • 7. 
    What year did Australia become part of SEATO?
    • A. 

      1951

    • B. 

      1954

    • C. 

      1964

  • 8. 
    When did Australia sign the ANZUS treaty?
    • A. 

      1951

    • B. 

      1954

    • C. 

      1976

  • 9. 
    Many Australians, especially Menzies, believed in the Domino Theory. It was the belief that if South VIetnam fell, other countries around it would also, and eventually Australia. What countries might fall first?
    • A. 

      The U.S, U.K, Spain, France and Denmark

    • B. 

      New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji and Kirabati

    • C. 

      Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and India

  • 10. 
    The idea of forward defence, pushed strongly by Menzies and his Liberal government, meant that......
    • A. 

      We must set up a defence of Australia and wait for the communists to attack

    • B. 

      Australia needed to be on the front foot, 'better to fight them over there than here!'

    • C. 

      South Vietnam should be bombed

  • 11. 
    This image of Kim Phuc, running terrified after a napalm attack in 1972, is a  secondary source..
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      ANZUS and SEATO

    • B. 

      The Communist Party Dissolution Bill, Petrov Affair (Royal Commission) and government censorship (e.g. Power without Glory by Frank Hardy banned)

    • C. 

      Our involvement in the Korean War

  • 13. 
    Which Australian PM withdrew Australia from the Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      Menzies

    • B. 

      Holt

    • C. 

      Whitlam

  • 14. 
    Australia's growing fear of which country was a reason it entered the Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      Indonesia

    • B. 

      North Korea

    • C. 

      The Soviet Union

  • 15. 
    Which new Communist coutry sided with North Korea during the Korean War?
    • A. 

      South Vietnam

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Cuba

  • 16. 
    WHich of these is in correct order?
    • A. 

      Menzies gains power, Communist Party Dissolution Bill, Referendum fails to be the Communist Party, The Petrov Affair

    • B. 

      The Petrov Affair, Menzies gains power, Communist Party Dissolution Bill, Referendum fails to ban Communist Party

    • C. 

      Referendum fails to ban the Communist Party, Communist Party Dissolution Bill, Menzies gains power, Petrov Affair

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      To make Australians embrace communism

    • B. 

      To make Australians fearful of communism using imagery which depicts communists as fearful beasts

    • C. 

      To make Australians sign up to fight in the Vietnam War by painting communism as evil

  • 18. 
    In what year was National Service (conscription) introduced into Australia by Menzies?
    • A. 

      1961

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1964

  • 19. 
    People who refused to fulfil their National Service commitments based on religious or moral grounds were known as....
    • A. 

      Hippies

    • B. 

      'The Great Unwashed'

    • C. 

      Conscientious Objectors

  • 20. 
    A man who became famous for burning his National Service papers in the streets as an act of protest against conscription was...
    • A. 

      William (Bill) White

    • B. 

      William (BIll) Green

    • C. 

      Robert (Bob) Brown

  • 21. 
    The joining together of protest groups in 1970 and 1971 that brought Sydney and Melbourne to a standstill and forced the government to reconsider it's role in Vietnam was known as the what movement?
    • A. 

      Protest

    • B. 

      Sanitarium

    • C. 

      Moratorium

  • 22. 
    The Communist Party Dissolution Bill would have given the government the power to declare ANYONE a communist, would have banned the Australian Communist Party and if accused, you would have been guilty until proven innocent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    As a response to the threat of communism in Australia, the government censored a lot of publications. One such book, which had themes of government corruption was a book titled _______________ by ________________.
    • A. 

      Grug by Ted Prior

    • B. 

      Power without Glory by Frank Hardy

    • C. 

      Power with Glory by Frank Hardy

  • 24. 
    'Australians initially supported the Vietnam War, but after a few years, images on T.V (e.g. My Lai Massacre), the deaths of Australian soliders and the introduction of National Service in 1964 meant that this support faded.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of these groups supported the war from start to finish?
    • A. 

      The RSL (returned solider's league) and older, conservative Australians

    • B. 

      Save Our Sons

    • C. 

      University students