The Vietnam War Quiz - Thomas 3.R

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Vietnam War Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was behind the bombing of Cambodia in 1969?
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 4. 
    In which time period did the Vietnam War take place?
    • A. 

      1945 - 1965

    • B. 

      1955 – 1975

    • C. 

      1965 - 1985

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    What happened on March 16th, 1968?
    • A. 

      The My Lai Massacre

    • B. 

      The Watergate Scandal.

    • C. 

      The bombing of Cambodia.

  • 7. 
    How many American soldiers died during the Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      14.000

    • B. 

      58.000

    • C. 

      152.000

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following regions were not involved in The Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      The United Kingdom

    • C. 

      North Korea

  • 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

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