Trivia: History Of The Vietnam War! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Vietnam spent more than a millenium under the rule of
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      The United States

  • 2. 
    In the 1880s, Vietnam became a .............. colony.
    • A. 

      British

    • B. 

      Chinese

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Japanese

  • 3. 
    The First Indochina War opposed the Viet Minh who were led by... (choose the RIGHT answer) to the French army.
    • A. 

      Dien Bien Phu

    • B. 

      The Japanese

    • C. 

      The Chinese

    • D. 

      Ho Chi Minh

  • 4. 
    The end of the First Indochina War in 1954, after the grueling battle of Dien Bien Phu and the Geneva Accords, led to...
    • A. 

      A Viet Minh victory

    • B. 

      A French victory

    • C. 

      A partition of Vietnam

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What did the domino theory state?‚Äč
    • A. 

      Use of nuclear weapons in one country would lead to use in others.

    • B. 

      If one country fell to communism, others nearby would soon follow.

    • C. 

      If the economy of one Asian country fell, others nearby would soon follow.

    • D. 

      The USA should increase defense spending to cripple the Soviet economy.

  • 6. 
    Who was the US-backed leader of South Vietnam until 1963?
    • A. 

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • B. 

      Le Duc Tho

    • C. 

      Vo Nguyen Giap

    • D. 

      Ho Chi Minh

  • 7. 
    The United States sent a substantial number of military units in Vietnam in...
    • A. 

      1957

    • B. 

      1961

    • C. 

      1963

    • D. 

      1965

  • 8. 
    Who was the first American President to send combat troops in Vietnam after the partition of the country?
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • B. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • C. 

      Richard M. Nixon

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan

  • 9. 
    Agent Orange is...
    • A. 

      A secret service agent

    • B. 

      A type of plastic explosive

    • C. 

      A chemical herbicide and defoliant

    • D. 

      A flammable gasoline-based gel

  • 10. 
    The Viet Cong proved a formidable enemy for all of the following reasons EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Its members believed passionately in the Vietnamese nationalist cause.

    • B. 

      Its firepower was superior to U.S. firepower.

    • C. 

      It had constructed a vast network of underground tunnels and hideouts.

    • D. 

      Its members could disappear easily into the Vietnamese peasant population.

  • 11. 
    The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was.
    • A. 

      A major surprise attack launched by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces

    • B. 

      On the day of the Vietnamese New Year

    • C. 

      A military defeat for the communists

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    By 1970, Nixon promised to withdraw US troops gradually and hand over management of the war effort to the South Vietnamese. This policy was called...
    • A. 

      Americanization

    • B. 

      Coalition

    • C. 

      Attrition

    • D. 

      Vietnamization

  • 13. 
    The "My Lai massacre" took place in a South Vietnamese village where some Viet Cong soldiers thought to be located. It ended up in...
    • A. 

      The massacre of 26 US Army soldiers from the 11th Brigade.

    • B. 

      An increase of support in favour of the involvement of the US Army in Vietnam.

    • C. 

      The killing of more than 350 unarmed Vietnamese civilians.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    In 1968, antiwar protests... (pick out the WRONG answer)
    • A. 

      Were supported by newly-elected President Nixon.

    • B. 

      Resulted in police brutality.

    • C. 

      Were led by students and countercultural hippies.

    • D. 

      Gained support among mainstream American people.

  • 15. 
    A cease-fire was signed and the US military personnel left Vietnam in...
    • A. 

      1972

    • B. 

      1973

    • C. 

      1974

    • D. 

      1975

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