My Lai Massacre War Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    This was the term President Nixon used to describe the training of South Vietnamese forces to prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. military troops.
    • A. 

      Vietnamization

    • B. 

      My Lai Massacre

    • C. 

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    • D. 

      Hearts and Minds strategy

  • 2. 
    What trail helped the Vietnamese supply their troops?
    • A. 

      The Edens Trail

    • B. 

      The Chex Mix Trail

    • C. 

      The Hosaka Trail

    • D. 

      The Ho Chi Minh Trail

    • E. 

      The Trail of Tears

  • 3. 
    The concept of winning over the civilian population's allegiance to anticommunist ideals, rather than controlling territory or killing the most people.  The US operated under this idea up into the mid-60s but it was made difficult to succeed because of weapons like napalm, agent orange, the search and destroy strategies. 
    • A. 

      Hearts and Minds

    • B. 

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    • C. 

      Vietnamization

    • D. 

      Domino theory

  • 4. 
    After WWII the United States helped ____________ in its efforts to keep Vietnam as a colony.
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      North Vietnam

    • D. 

      France

  • 5. 
    Who was Ho Chi Minh?
    • A. 

      The leader of South Vietnam

    • B. 

      The general of South Vietnam's army

    • C. 

      The leader of North Vietnam and the communists

    • D. 

      The songwriter who wrote songs about the Vietnam war

  • 6. 
    When was the My Lai Massacre?
    • A. 

      July 10, 1967

    • B. 

      March 16, 1968

    • C. 

      May 14, 1968

    • D. 

      December 18, 2088

  • 7. 
    How many villagers were killed during the My Lai Massacre?
    • A. 

      344-378

    • B. 

      108-156

    • C. 

      933-981

    • D. 

      347-504

  • 8. 
    The Tet Offensive took place on _______________.
  • 9. 
    What was the heavy bombing campaign against North Vietnam that began in 1965 called?
    • A. 

      Operation Bomb Vietnam

    • B. 

      Operation Thunder Storm

    • C. 

      Operation Fighting Frog

    • D. 

      Operation Rolling Thunder

  • 10. 
    Who was the only person convicted for his actions at the My Lai massacre?
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      Daniel Elsberg

    • C. 

      William Calley

    • D. 

      William Westmoreland

  • 11. 
    This South Vietnamese leader persecuted Buddhist monks and cancelled elections to unify Vietnam.  He was against the idea of communism.
    • A. 

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B. 

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C. 

      William Westmoreland

    • D. 

      Tet Offensive

    • E. 

      Ngo Dinh Diem

  • 12. 
    President Lyndon Johnson launched the Rolling Thunder Bombing Campaign on North Vietnam to try and force the North Vietnamese to ask for peace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Vietnamization was when Americans went to Vietnam to learn about Vietnamese culture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    When did the Easter Offensive take place?
    • A. 

      1977

    • B. 

      2056

    • C. 

      1897

    • D. 

      1972

  • 15. 
    What year was the fall of Saigon?
    • A. 

      1972

    • B. 

      1968

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1975

    • E. 

      1973

  • 16. 
    What was the "domino theory"?
    • A. 

      America's loss of soldiers at a fast pace

    • B. 

      If communism in South Vietnam, it would mean other countries would follow

    • C. 

      When soldiers would play dominos in the war with weapons

    • D. 

      The spread of communism into the U.S

  • 17. 
    The United States used ____________ to destroy the hiding places of the Communist forces.
    • A. 

      Search and Destroy

    • B. 

      Bombs

    • C. 

      Agent Orange

    • D. 

      Agent Blue

  • 18. 
    The Vietnam War ended in 1972 when the United States withdrew from Vietnam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Approximately how many pounds of bombs were dropped in Vietnam?
    • A. 

      1.3 billion

    • B. 

      2 billion

    • C. 

      1.7 billion

    • D. 

      300 million

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