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Do you think you can pass this quiz about the Vietnam war? The Vietnam war was a conflict in Cambodia and Vietnam from November 1955 to April 1975. It was on the record fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Soviet Union China supported North Vietnam. South Vietnam was assisted by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, and Thailand. If you want to learn more, complete this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He led the Vietminh Communist forces who fought the French, Japanese and the United States for independence. 

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    B. Ho Chi Minh
    Explanation
    Ho Chi Minh is the correct answer because he was the leader of the Vietminh Communist forces who fought against the French, Japanese, and the United States for independence. He played a crucial role in the Vietnam War and was a key figure in the fight for Vietnamese independence.

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  • 2. 

    This gave the President of the United States military power to increase the war in Vietnam.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      Willliam Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    G. Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    Explanation
    The Tonkin Gulf Resolution gave the President of the United States military power to increase the war in Vietnam. This resolution was passed by Congress in response to the alleged attacks on U.S. naval vessels in the Gulf of Tonkin by North Vietnamese forces. It authorized the President to take all necessary measures to defend U.S. forces and assist South Vietnam in their fight against communism. The resolution effectively escalated U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, leading to a significant increase in troop deployments and military operations.

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  • 3. 

    This South Vietnamese leader persecuted Buddhist monks and canceled elections to unify Vietnam.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    F. Ngo Dinh Diem
    Explanation
    Ngo Dinh Diem is the correct answer because he was the South Vietnamese leader who persecuted Buddhist monks and canceled elections to unify Vietnam. He was known for his oppressive policies towards Buddhists and his refusal to hold elections that were supposed to bring about a reunification of Vietnam. Diem's actions and policies ultimately led to widespread discontent and opposition, both domestically and internationally.

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  • 4. 

    This President sent military "advisers" to Vietnam in 1961 to train the South Vietnamese Army in their battle against Communist forces.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    I. John F. Kennedy
    Explanation
    John F. Kennedy is the correct answer because he sent military "advisers" to Vietnam in 1961 to train the South Vietnamese Army. This decision was made in an effort to support the South Vietnamese government in their fight against the Communist forces in Vietnam. Kennedy's decision to send advisers marked the beginning of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.

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  • 5. 

    The French surrendered to Vietminh forces after this defeat __________.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    H. Dien Bien Phu Battle
    Explanation
    The French surrendered to Vietminh forces after the defeat at the Dien Bien Phu Battle.

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  • 6. 

    This plan called for the aerial bombing of North Vietnamese forces to stop them from supporting the Vietcong.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    J. Operation Rolling Thunder
    Explanation
    Operation Rolling Thunder was a military campaign carried out by the United States during the Vietnam War. The plan involved the aerial bombing of North Vietnamese forces in order to disrupt their support for the Vietcong, a communist guerrilla group fighting against the South Vietnamese government. The objective was to weaken the North Vietnamese military and reduce their ability to assist the Vietcong in their insurgency. This campaign lasted from 1965 to 1968 and involved extensive bombing raids on targets in North Vietnam. However, despite the heavy bombing, the operation did not achieve its intended goals and was ultimately unsuccessful in stopping the North Vietnamese support for the Vietcong.

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  • 7. 

    These surprise attacks, during a Vietnamese holiday,  led the American public to doubt that Vietnam was "winnable" and increased the credibility gap.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    E. Tet Offensive
    Explanation
    The Tet Offensive was a series of surprise attacks launched by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnamese holiday of Tet in 1968. These attacks targeted major cities and military installations in South Vietnam and caught the American and South Vietnamese forces off guard. The scale and coordination of the attacks led to heavy casualties on both sides and exposed the vulnerability of the American military strategy in Vietnam. The Tet Offensive shattered the perception that the United States was winning the war and increased the credibility gap between the government's optimistic statements and the reality on the ground.

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  • 8. 

    This President increased troop levels in Vietnam in order to stop Communism from spreading to South Vietnam.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    A. Lyndon Johnson
    Explanation
    Lyndon Johnson is the correct answer because he indeed increased troop levels in Vietnam to prevent the spread of Communism to South Vietnam. Johnson believed in the domino theory, which suggested that if one country fell to communism, others in the region would follow. In an effort to prevent this, he escalated U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War by sending more troops and increasing military operations. This decision ultimately led to a significant increase in American casualties and a prolonged and controversial war.

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  • 9. 

    Also known as "Charlie"  these were the South Vietnamese Communist forces.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    C. William Westmoreland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Westmoreland. William Westmoreland was a United States Army general who served as the commander of U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. He led the American military effort in Vietnam and was responsible for developing and implementing the strategy of attrition, which involved using superior firepower to wear down the enemy. Westmoreland's leadership and strategies have been widely debated and criticized, as the Vietnam War ultimately ended in defeat for the United States.

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  • 10. 

    He was the Commanding General of the U.S. forces in Vietnam.

    • A.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • B.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • C.

      William Westmoreland

    • D.

      Vietcong

    • E.

      Tet Offensive

    • F.

      Ngo Dinh Diem

    • G.

      Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    • H.

      Dien Bien Phu Battle

    • I.

      John F. Kennedy

    • J.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    Correct Answer
    D. Vietcong
    Explanation
    The Vietcong was a communist guerrilla organization in Vietnam that fought against the U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. While the other options listed are significant figures or events related to the war, none of them were the commanding general of the U.S. forces in Vietnam. Therefore, the correct answer is Vietcong.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the 1968 Presidential election?

    • A.

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • B.

      Hubert Humphrey

    • C.

      Robert F. Kennedy

    • D.

      Richard Nixon

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard Nixon
    Explanation
    Richard Nixon won the 1968 Presidential election. He was the Republican candidate and defeated the Democratic candidate, Hubert Humphrey. Nixon's victory marked the end of the Democratic Party's hold on the presidency since 1932. Nixon's campaign focused on law and order and appealed to the silent majority, promising to restore stability and end the Vietnam War. His win was seen as a shift in American politics and the beginning of a new conservative era.

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  • 12. 

    At the beginning of the war, the majority of Americans were ___________, who supported the war in Vietnam.

    • A.

      Doves

    • B.

      Conscientous objectors

    • C.

      Hawks

    • D.

      Hippies

    Correct Answer
    C. Hawks
    Explanation
    At the beginning of the war, the majority of Americans were "Hawks," who supported the war in Vietnam. This term refers to individuals who advocated for military intervention and believed in a more aggressive approach towards the conflict. They believed that it was necessary to fight against communism and protect American interests in Southeast Asia. The hawks generally supported the government's decisions and strategies in the war, contrasting with the doves who were more inclined towards peaceful resolutions and opposed the war.

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  • 13. 

    This _____________, was the main goal of the United States in Vietnam.

    • A.

      Unifiying Vietnam

    • B.

      Containing the spread of Communism

    • C.

      Negotiating a cease-fire with North Vietnam

    • D.

      Returning Vietnam to France.

    Correct Answer
    B. Containing the spread of Communism
    Explanation
    The main goal of the United States in Vietnam was to contain the spread of Communism. This means that the United States wanted to prevent the spread of Communist ideology and influence in Vietnam and the surrounding region. The United States believed that if Communism were allowed to spread unchecked, it would pose a threat to global stability and American interests. Therefore, the US intervened in Vietnam with the aim of stopping the Communist forces and supporting the non-Communist South Vietnamese government.

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  • 14. 

    In the early years of the war a man could be deffered from the draft by____________

    • A.

      Gettting a job

    • B.

      Getting married

    • C.

      Going to college

    • D.

      Becoming a conscientous objector

    Correct Answer
    C. Going to college
    Explanation
    During the early years of the war, one way for a man to be deferred from the draft was by going to college. This means that if a man enrolled in college, he would be exempted from military service and would not be required to join the war effort. This was likely because the government considered education to be a valuable contribution to society and wanted to prioritize the development of human capital. By allowing men to continue their education, the government ensured a steady supply of skilled individuals for various professions, which would be beneficial for the country in the long run.

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  • 15. 

    This_______did not occur in 1968.

    • A.

      Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

    • B.

      Tet offensive

    • C.

      Assasination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    • D.

      Release of the Pentagon Papers

    Correct Answer
    D. Release of the Pentagon Papers
    Explanation
    In 1968, the release of the Pentagon Papers did not occur. The Pentagon Papers were a top-secret study conducted by the Department of Defense that revealed the extent of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and the government's misleading statements to the public about the war. The papers were leaked to the press in 1971, causing a major scandal and fueling public opposition to the war. However, in 1968, the papers were still classified and had not yet been made public.

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  • 16. 

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

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      North Vietnam

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    D. France
    Explanation
    After WWII, France was struggling to maintain its control over Vietnam as a colony. The United States provided assistance to France in its efforts to retain control over Vietnam. This assistance included financial aid, military support, and advisors. The United States saw Vietnam as a crucial battleground in the Cold War against communism and believed that supporting France's efforts would help prevent the spread of communism in Southeast Asia.

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  • 17. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. William Calley
    Explanation
    William Calley was the only person convicted for his actions at the My Lai massacre. The My Lai massacre was a horrifying incident during the Vietnam War where hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese civilians were killed by American soldiers. Calley was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was found guilty of ordering the killings of the civilians. His conviction highlighted the brutality and misconduct of American troops during the war and sparked widespread outrage and protests. Calley's conviction remains a significant event in American military history and a symbol of the atrocities committed during the Vietnam War.

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  • 18. 

    Top-secret government reports leaked to the press in 1971 which revealed that the U.S. government had lied about numerous secret operations in Vietnam. As a result, the distrust of the government increased.

    • A.

      ARVN

    • B.

      Pentago Papers

    • C.

      Operation Rolling Thunder

    • D.

      Hearts and Minds

    Correct Answer
    B. Pentago Papers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pentago Papers". The Pentagon Papers were top-secret government reports that were leaked to the press in 1971. These documents revealed that the U.S. government had been lying about various secret operations in Vietnam, which included misleading the public about the true nature and extent of the war. The release of the Pentagon Papers caused a significant increase in public distrust towards the government, as it exposed the extent of the deception and manipulation that had been taking place.

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  • 19. 

    The concept of winning over the civilian population's allegiance to anti-communist 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Hearts and Minds
    Explanation
    The concept of winning over the civilian population's allegiance to anti-communist ideals, rather than controlling territory or killing the most people, is referred to as "Hearts and Minds." This approach was adopted by the US in the Vietnam War until the mid-60s. However, the use of weapons like napalm and agent orange, as well as the search and destroy strategies, made it challenging to succeed in winning the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people.

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  • 20. 

    The conflict between the U.S. government and antiwar protestors reached a peak in 1970 when National Guard troops were called in to stop a massive disturbance at___________ University who were protesting Nixon’s secret invasion of Cambodia. Some of the Guardsmen fired into a crowd of college students, killing four people. 

    • A.

      Kent State

    • B.

      Ohio State

    • C.

      Saigon University

    • D.

      University of Chicago

    Correct Answer
    A. Kent State
    Explanation
    In 1970, the conflict between the U.S. government and antiwar protestors escalated to a peak at Kent State University. The protestors were demonstrating against President Nixon's secret invasion of Cambodia. As tensions rose, National Guard troops were called in to control the situation. Tragically, some of the Guardsmen opened fire on a crowd of college students, resulting in the deaths of four people. This event became a symbol of the deep divisions and violence surrounding the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement in the United States.

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  • 21. 

    The South Vietnamese army that was supported by the United States?

    • A.

      ARVN

    • B.

      NVA

    • C.

      Vietcong

    • D.

      Vietminh

    Correct Answer
    A. ARVN
    Explanation
    ARVN stands for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. This was the South Vietnamese army that was supported by the United States during the Vietnam War. The ARVN was established to defend South Vietnam against the communist forces of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Vietcong. The United States provided military advisors, training, and equipment to support the ARVN in their fight against the communist forces. Despite this support, the ARVN faced numerous challenges and ultimately collapsed in 1975 when South Vietnam fell to the communist forces.

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  • 22. 

    The United States used this _____________to destroy the hiding places of the Communist forces.

    • A.

      Search and Destroy

    • B.

      Vietnamization

    • C.

      Agent Orange

    • D.

      Agent X

    Correct Answer
    C. Agent Orange
    Explanation
    During the Vietnam War, the United States used Agent Orange to destroy the hiding places of the Communist forces. Agent Orange was a powerful herbicide and defoliant that was sprayed over large areas of the jungle in Vietnam. It was intended to strip away the dense vegetation and expose the hiding spots of the enemy. However, Agent Orange contained a highly toxic chemical called dioxin, which had severe health and environmental consequences. It caused widespread damage to the environment, contaminated water sources, and resulted in long-term health issues for both Vietnamese civilians and American soldiers.

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  • 23. 

    A complex maze of jungle trails used by North Vietnam to send troops, reinforce and supply communist forces operating in South Vietnam.  

    • A.

      Ho Chi Minh trail

    • B.

      Dien Bien Phu path

    • C.

      Vietcong highway

    • D.

      NVA's Trail

    Correct Answer
    A. Ho Chi Minh trail
    Explanation
    The Ho Chi Minh trail was a complex maze of jungle trails used by North Vietnam to send troops, reinforce, and supply communist forces operating in South Vietnam. This trail played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, allowing the North Vietnamese to maintain a steady flow of soldiers and supplies to the south. It stretched from North Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia, providing a strategic route for the communist forces. The trail was named after Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North Vietnam, who played a significant role in the country's fight for independence.

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  • 24. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Vietnamization
    Explanation
    Vietnamization was the term President Nixon used to describe the training of South Vietnamese forces to prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. military troops. This strategy aimed to shift the responsibility of fighting the Vietnam War from American troops to the South Vietnamese government and military. The goal was to gradually reduce the number of U.S. troops in Vietnam while increasing the combat capabilities of the South Vietnamese forces. This policy was implemented in the early 1970s as part of Nixon's plan to end American involvement in the war.

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  • 25. 

    The idea that the fall of one country to Communism would start a chain reaction that would lead many surrounding countries to fall as well.

    • A.

      Containment

    • B.

      Domino Theory

    • C.

      Vietnamization

    • D.

      Red Scare

    Correct Answer
    B. Domino Theory
    Explanation
    The Domino Theory is the correct answer because it refers to the belief that if one country in a region came under the influence of Communism, then neighboring countries would also follow suit, like a chain reaction. This theory was particularly associated with the United States during the Cold War era, as they feared the spread of Communism and aimed to contain its influence. The concept of the Domino Theory was used to justify U.S. involvement in conflicts such as the Vietnam War, as they believed that if Vietnam fell to Communism, it would lead to the fall of other Southeast Asian countries as well.

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  • 26. 

    The Tet offensive showed that the United States was close to winning the Vietnam war because the Communist forces were defeated in their attacks. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Tet offensive actually demonstrated the opposite - that the United States was not close to winning the Vietnam war. While the Communist forces were eventually defeated, their attacks during the Tet offensive were a significant turning point in the war and showed that they were still capable of launching large-scale offensives. The offensive also had a major impact on public opinion in the United States, leading to increased opposition to the war and further undermining the perception of American success.

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  • 27. 

    The Silent Majority was the term Richard Nixon used to refer to the Hawks, who he believed made up the majority of Americans. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Richard Nixon actually used the term "Silent Majority" to refer to the moderate and conservative Americans who he believed were not vocal but made up the majority of the population. He used this term to gain support for his policies, such as the Vietnam War, by suggesting that the majority of Americans agreed with him. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 28. 

    Robert F. Kennedy withdrew from the 1968 Presidential election because he believed he had no shot of winning after the Tet Offensive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Robert F. Kennedy did not withdraw from the 1968 Presidential election because he believed he had no shot of winning after the Tet Offensive. In fact, Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, just after winning the California primary, which was a significant step towards securing the Democratic nomination. His withdrawal from the election was not a voluntary decision but a tragic event resulting from his assassination.

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  • 29. 

    Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today, yeah Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me So you can see Oh, what's going on What's going What's going on What's going on Right on, baby Right on Right on Mother, mother Everybody thinks we're wrong Oh, but who are they to judge us Simply because our hair is long Oh, you know we've got to find a way To bring some understanding here today Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Come on talk to me So you can see What's going on What's going on Tell me what's going on I'll tell you ya, what's going on How would you classify the songwriter?  

    • A.

      Dove

    • B.

      Hawk

    • C.

      Lion

    • D.

      Beatnik

    Correct Answer
    A. Dove
    Explanation
    The songwriter can be classified as a "Dove" because the lyrics of the song promote peace, love, and understanding. The repeated message of finding a way to bring love and stop the violence suggests a peaceful and non-confrontational approach. The songwriter emphasizes the need for dialogue and communication to address the issues at hand, rather than resorting to aggression or conflict. This aligns with the peaceful and harmonious qualities typically associated with a dove.

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  • 30. 

    Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today, yeah Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me So you can see Oh, what's going on What's going What's going on What's going on Right on, baby Right on Right on Mother, mother Everybody thinks we're wrong Oh, but who are they to judge us Simply because our hair is long Oh, you know we've got to find a way To bring some understanding here today Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Come on talk to me So you can see What's going on What's going on Tell me what's going on I'll tell you ya, what's going on What does the songwriter say should be done about war protesters?NO 

    • A.

      They should be drafted

    • B.

      They should not be drafted

    • C.

      They should be sent to jail

    • D.

      They should not be punished

    Correct Answer
    D. They should not be punished
    Explanation
    The songwriter suggests that war protesters should not be punished. This is evident in the lines "Picket lines and picket signs, Don't punish me with brutality, Talk to me, So you can see, Oh, what's going on." The songwriter emphasizes the importance of communication and understanding rather than punishing those who express their opposition to war.

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  • 31. 

    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio. Gotta get down to it Soldiers are gunning us down Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Gotta get down to it Soldiers are gunning us down Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio.  What event is this song referring to?

    • A.

      Kent State protests

    • B.

      My Lai massacre

    • C.

      Chicago protests

    • D.

      Invasion of Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    A. Kent State protests
    Explanation
    The song is referring to the Kent State protests. The lyrics mention "Four dead in Ohio," which is a reference to the tragic event that occurred on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University in Ohio. During the protests against the Vietnam War, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed students, killing four and injuring nine others. The song captures the sense of shock and outrage surrounding the incident.

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  • 32. 

    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio. Gotta get down to it Soldiers are gunning us down Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Gotta get down to it Soldiers are gunning us down Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio.  Who is the songwriter referring to as "Tin Soldier"?

    • A.

      National Guard

    • B.

      Vietcong Guerillas

    • C.

      Marines

    • D.

      Police

    Correct Answer
    A. National Guard
    Explanation
    The songwriter is referring to the National Guard as "Tin Soldier" in the song. The lyrics mention soldiers gunning down people and the reference to Nixon suggests that the National Guard was involved in the shooting of four students during the Kent State shootings in Ohio. The term "Tin Soldier" may be used metaphorically to convey the idea of the National Guard being part of a larger political machine or system.

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