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  • 1. 

    Who was behind the bombing of Cambodia in 1969?

    • A.

      Richard Nixon

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      Dwight Eisenhower

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Nixon
    Explanation
    Richard Nixon was the President of the United States in 1969 and he authorized the bombing of Cambodia as part of the Vietnam War. The bombings were conducted secretly and without the knowledge of the American public or Congress. Nixon's decision to bomb Cambodia was aimed at targeting North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces that were using Cambodian territory as a base for attacks on American and South Vietnamese forces. The bombings caused significant damage and casualties in Cambodia and sparked widespread protests and opposition to the war.

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  • 2. 

    What was the domino effect in the Vietnam War?

    • A.

      A chain of bombs launched by the Nixon administration, dropped over the forests of Vietnam, which were triggered by each other.

    • B.

      A theory developed by Eisenhower, which claimed that communism would spread from country to country starting in Vietnam, as it did around the Soviet Union.

    • C.

      A number of military barracks in Vietnam which were destroyed consecutively after each other, in a few weeks.

    Correct Answer
    B. A theory developed by Eisenhower, which claimed that communism would spread from country to country starting in Vietnam, as it did around the Soviet Union.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the theory developed by Eisenhower, which claimed that communism would spread from country to country starting in Vietnam, as it did around the Soviet Union. This theory suggests that if Vietnam fell to communism, it would create a domino effect where other countries in the region would also fall under communist control. This theory was used to justify the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War as a way to prevent the spread of communism.

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  • 3. 

    What was the Watergate scandal?

    • A.

      The assassination of Diem.

    • B.

      The massacre at the Kent State University.

    • C.

      A wiretapping and break-in at the Democratic National Committee, executed by the Nixon administration.

    Correct Answer
    C. A wiretapping and break-in at the Democratic National Committee, executed by the Nixon administration.
    Explanation
    The Watergate scandal refers to the wiretapping and break-in at the Democratic National Committee, which was carried out by the Nixon administration. This event occurred in 1972 and eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974. The scandal involved illegal activities, such as the theft of documents and the attempted cover-up of the administration's involvement. The revelations and investigations surrounding the Watergate scandal had a significant impact on American politics and public trust in the government.

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  • 4. 

    In which time period did the Vietnam War take place?

    • A.

      1945 - 1965

    • B.

      1955 – 1975

    • C.

      1965 - 1985

    Correct Answer
    B. 1955 – 1975
    Explanation
    The Vietnam War took place from 1955 to 1975. This conflict began as a result of the division between North Vietnam, which was communist-led, and South Vietnam, which was supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The war escalated with the involvement of the US military, which aimed to prevent the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. The conflict resulted in significant loss of life and had a lasting impact on both Vietnam and the United States.

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  • 5. 

    How were most of the American soldiers treated after they returned from war?

    • A.

      They were celebrated and welcomed warmly by society.

    • B.

      They were treated as all other citizens.

    • C.

      People were disgusted by the war and therefore the soldiers, who didn’t get any help from society either.

    Correct Answer
    C. People were disgusted by the war and therefore the soldiers, who didn’t get any help from society either.
  • 6. 

    What happened on March 16th, 1968?

    • A.

      The My Lai Massacre

    • B.

      The Watergate Scandal.

    • C.

      The bombing of Cambodia.

    Correct Answer
    A. The My Lai Massacre
    Explanation
    On March 16th, 1968, the My Lai Massacre occurred. This was a tragic event during the Vietnam War where American soldiers killed between 347 and 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, including women, children, and the elderly, in the village of My Lai. The soldiers committed acts of rape, torture, and mutilation during the massacre. The incident shocked the world when it was exposed in 1969, leading to widespread condemnation and a loss of public support for the war. The My Lai Massacre remains one of the darkest chapters in American military history.

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  • 7. 

    How many American soldiers died during the Vietnam War?

    • A.

      14.000

    • B.

      58.000

    • C.

      152.000

    Correct Answer
    B. 58.000
    Explanation
    During the Vietnam War, approximately 58,000 American soldiers lost their lives. This number represents the tragic toll of the war on American military personnel. The conflict in Vietnam was long and brutal, resulting in a high number of casualties. The 58,000 figure serves as a somber reminder of the human cost of war and the sacrifices made by those who served.

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  • 8. 

    How many Vietnamese civilians died during the Vietnam War?

    • A.

      5.000 – 10.000

    • B.

      50.000 – 100.000

    • C.

      500.000 – 1.000.000

    Correct Answer
    C. 500.000 – 1.000.000
    Explanation
    During the Vietnam War, a significant number of Vietnamese civilians lost their lives. The answer range of 500,000 to 1,000,000 reflects the estimated death toll of Vietnamese civilians during this period. This range signifies the large-scale impact of the war on the civilian population, highlighting the immense human cost of the conflict.

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  • 9. 

    Why was the American government afraid of the Vietnamese?

    • A.

      The Vietnamese had highly developed weapons.

    • B.

      The Vietnamese had control of a huge fleet.

    • C.

      The Americans were afraid of communism, and afraid that it would spread from Vietnam, as it did from Russia.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Americans were afraid of communism, and afraid that it would spread from Vietnam, as it did from Russia.
    Explanation
    The American government was afraid of the Vietnamese because they were concerned about the spread of communism. They feared that if Vietnam fell to communism, it would set a precedent and lead to the spread of communism to other countries, similar to what had happened in Russia. This fear of the domino effect and the potential loss of influence in the region drove their concerns and actions during the Vietnam War.

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  • 10. 

    During the Vietnam War, a horrible weapon was used against the Vietnamese in the woods. This weapon was released from airplanes - a substance which stuck on people and burned them to death. What was this weapon called?

    • A.

      Shell bomb

    • B.

      Napalm

    • C.

      Agent Orange

    Correct Answer
    B. Napalm
    Explanation
    Napalm was a devastating weapon used during the Vietnam War. It was a sticky substance that was dropped from airplanes and caused severe burns, often leading to death. The use of napalm in the dense Vietnamese forests was particularly effective in clearing out enemy troops and destroying their hiding places. The use of this weapon caused widespread destruction and loss of life, making it one of the most infamous weapons used during the war.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the Vietnam War?

    • A.

      The Americans won the war, but most Vietnamese citizen today, would say Vietnam won.

    • B.

      The Vietnamese won the war, but most American citizen today, would say America won.

    • C.

      It was a draw.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Vietnamese won the war, but most American citizen today, would say America won.
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that although the Vietnamese military forces were ultimately successful in the Vietnam War, the perception of victory varies between the two nations. Most American citizens today believe that America won the war, despite the actual outcome. This difference in perspective may be due to factors such as media portrayal, national pride, and differing interpretations of the war's objectives and consequences.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following American presidents, was not president during The Vietnam War?

    • A.

      John F. Kennedy

    • B.

      Richard Nixon

    • C.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    C. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Franklin D. Roosevelt was not president during the Vietnam War because the Vietnam War took place from 1955 to 1975, while Roosevelt was the president of the United States from 1933 to 1945. Therefore, he was not in office during the time when the Vietnam War occurred.

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  • 13. 

    In the movie “The Deer Hunter” one of the main characters, Nick, shoots himself in the head in a game of Russian roulette. Why did he do this?

    • A.

      He was forced to do so, by the Vietnamese people who held him captive.

    • B.

      He was mentally scarred by The Vietnam War, and didn’t really want to live, so he gambled with his own life, because it didn’t mean anything to him anymore.

    • C.

      He was a gambler, who would do anything to get back the money he lost in the war, and Russian roulette made him a lot of money.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was mentally scarred by The Vietnam War, and didn’t really want to live, so he gambled with his own life, because it didn’t mean anything to him anymore.
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Deer Hunter," Nick shoots himself in the head in a game of Russian roulette because he was mentally scarred by the Vietnam War and didn't really want to live. The war had deeply affected him, leaving him feeling empty and without purpose. He saw gambling with his own life as a way to cope with his emotional pain and to demonstrate that life held no value for him anymore.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following regions were not involved in The Vietnam War?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      The United Kingdom

    • C.

      North Korea

    Correct Answer
    C. North Korea
    Explanation
    North Korea was not involved in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was a conflict primarily between North Vietnam and South Vietnam, with the United States supporting South Vietnam. France was involved in the early stages of the war, as Vietnam was a former French colony. The United Kingdom, although not directly involved in combat, provided support to the United States during the conflict. However, North Korea was not involved in the Vietnam War.

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  • 15. 

    How much did the war cost for the Americans?

    • A.

      Around 900 million dollars

    • B.

      Around 600 billion dollars

    • C.

      Around 200 billion dollars

    Correct Answer
    B. Around 600 billion dollars
    Explanation
    During the war, the Americans spent around 600 billion dollars. This indicates that the cost of the war was extremely high for the Americans. The significant amount of money spent suggests that the war was a costly endeavor, likely involving extensive military operations, logistics, and support. The large expenditure also implies that the war had a substantial impact on the American economy and budget.

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