The Candid Test On Vietnam War Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What incident served as pretext for United States to enter the conflict
    • A. 

      Marco Polo Bridge incident

    • B. 

      Gulf of Tonkin incident

    • C. 

      Bombing of the American embassy in Saigon

    • D. 

      Watergate scandal

  • 2. 
    In South Vietnam, American forces were fighting
    • A. 

      The Taliban

    • B. 

      The Mujahedin

    • C. 

      Vietcong

    • D. 

      Vietminh

  • 3. 
    For United States, the measure of their success in the conflict was
    • A. 

      Body count

    • B. 

      Enemy soldiers captured

    • C. 

      Territory acquired

    • D. 

      Enemy planes destroyed

  • 4. 
    American overall commander in Vietnam
    • A. 

      General McArthur

    • B. 

      General Westmoreland

    • C. 

      General Colin Powell

    • D. 

      General Patton

  • 5. 
    In colonial times, Vietnam was a colony of
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Morocco

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 6. 
    Ho Chi Minh, the leader of N. Vietnam was
    • A. 

      A military officer educated at West Point

    • B. 

      A shopkeeper

    • C. 

      A shoemaker

    • D. 

      A peasant

  • 7. 
    The main support for the war in Vietnam came from
    • A. 

      Buddhist monks

    • B. 

      The Vietnamese people themselves

    • C. 

      The American public

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The Vietnam war was mainly fought for
    • A. 

      Liberty and freedom

    • B. 

      Land

    • C. 

      Anti-communism sentiment

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 9. 
    The United States most potent weapon in Vietnam was
    • A. 

      The B-52 Bomber

    • B. 

      Marine snipers

    • C. 

      Tank division

    • D. 

      Atomic bomb

  • 10. 
    The peace talk that ended the war in Vietnam took place in this city
    • A. 

      Abidjan

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      Geneva

    • D. 

      New York

  • 11. 
    Highly successful United States diplomat who played a key role in the peace talks to end the conflict in Vietnam
    • A. 

      Prudence Bushnell

    • B. 

      Condoliza Rice

    • C. 

      Henry Kissinger

    • D. 

      Hillary Clinton

  • 12. 
    Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North Vietnam was a
    • A. 

      Peasant

    • B. 

      Shoe maker

    • C. 

      A village chief

    • D. 

      A military officer trained at Westpoint

  • 13. 
    French colonial rule ended after the sound defeat at the valley of
    • A. 

      Da Nang

    • B. 

      Saigon

    • C. 

      Dien bien phu

    • D. 

      Hanoi

  • 14. 
    During his term as president, Lyndon B. Johnson thought that priority for United States should be
    • A. 

      Achieve peace with honor

    • B. 

      Stop the spread of communism by all means

    • C. 

      Withdarw immediately from Vietnam

    • D. 

      Concentrate on domestic social programs

  • 15. 
    In the peace talks that ended the conflict, North Vietnam was represented by
    • A. 

      Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ki

    • B. 

      Le Duc Tho

    • C. 

      President Thieu

    • D. 

      President Ngo Dinh Diem

  • 16. 
    Congress voted unanimously to give the president an official declaration of war and a blank check to wage war in Vietnam
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Before the conflict in Vietnam, most Americans did not know where Vietnam is located on the globe
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The United States invaded Vietnam in an effort to combat global terrorism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    J.F.K was the president during the escalation phase of the conflict
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Lyndon Johnson was the president who ended the war in Vietnam
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Vietnam was the most unpopular war in the history of the United States
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The ultimate objective of the conflict was to false Vietnam to trade with the United States
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    To undermine N. Vietman will to fight, United States launched two major aerial bombing campaigns, 'Operation Rolling Thunder' and 'Operation Linebacker'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Support for the war sharply declined in the United States when Saigon chief of police was shown on NBC prime time news shooting a Vietcong prisoner at point blank range
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    To end the war, Vietnam surrendered and embraced a capitalist economy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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