The Vietnam War Trivia

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The Vietnam War Trivia - Quiz

For those of you who love all things politics and about wars especially the Vietnam War inclusive of the events that led to it then this is the quiz for you. If you are prepared to test your knowledge, try it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the leader of North Vietnam?

    • A.

      Kim il Sung

    • B.

      Kim Jong Il

    • C.

      Ho Chi Minh

    • D.

      Hosaka Simiroushi

    • E.

      George Dubya

    Correct Answer
    C. Ho Chi Minh
    Explanation
    Ho Chi Minh was the leader of North Vietnam. He played a crucial role in leading the country's communist revolution and fighting against French colonial rule. He later became the President of North Vietnam and led the country during the Vietnam War against the United States. Ho Chi Minh is revered as a national hero in Vietnam and is known for his determination, leadership, and commitment to independence and socialism.

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  • 2. 

    What were Vietnamese guerilla fighters called?

    • A.

      Vietcong

    • B.

      King Kong

    • C.

      Rebels of Communism

    • D.

      Fighters for All

    • E.

      Workers Unite!

    Correct Answer
    A. Vietcong
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vietcong. The Vietcong were Vietnamese guerilla fighters who fought against the South Vietnamese government and the United States during the Vietnam War. They were known for their guerrilla warfare tactics and their ability to blend in with the local population. The term "Vietcong" is a combination of "Vietnamese" and "Communist," reflecting their affiliation with the Communist Party of Vietnam.

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  • 3. 

    What trail helped the Vietnamese supply their troops?

    • A.

      The Edens Trail

    • B.

      The Chex Mix Trail

    • C.

      The Hosaka Trail

    • D.

      The Ho Chi Minh Trail

    • E.

      The Trail of Tears

    Correct Answer
    D. The Ho Chi Minh Trail
    Explanation
    The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a network of roads and trails that ran through Laos and Cambodia, connecting North Vietnam with South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It served as a crucial supply route for the North Vietnamese troops, allowing them to transport troops, weapons, and supplies to the battlefields in the south. The trail was heavily fortified and hidden, making it difficult for the US and South Vietnamese forces to locate and disrupt the supply lines.

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  • 4. 

    Who was President of the United States from 1963-1968?

    • A.

      John Kennedy

    • B.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • C.

      Jimmy Carter

    • D.

      Richard Nixon

    • E.

      Dwight Eisenhower

    Correct Answer
    B. Lyndon Johnson
    Explanation
    Lyndon Johnson was the President of the United States from 1963-1968. He assumed office following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. As President, Johnson implemented significant domestic policies known as the "Great Society," which aimed to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. He also escalated U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War during his presidency. Johnson chose not to seek re-election in 1968, and Richard Nixon became the next President.

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  • 5. 

    Who helped the North Vietnamese with supplies and influence?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Soviet Union

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      A and B

    • E.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    During the Vietnam War, both China and the Soviet Union provided significant support to North Vietnam. China supplied military equipment, weapons, and ammunition, as well as sending military advisers to assist the North Vietnamese forces. The Soviet Union also provided military aid, including tanks, aircraft, and artillery, and supported North Vietnam diplomatically and politically. Therefore, the correct answer is A and B, as both China and the Soviet Union helped the North Vietnamese with supplies and influence.

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  • 6. 

    What year was the fall of Saigon?

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1968

    • C.

      1977

    • D.

      1975

    • E.

      1973

    Correct Answer
    D. 1975
    Explanation
    The fall of Saigon refers to the event in 1975 when the capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, was captured by the North Vietnamese Army, leading to the end of the Vietnam War. This event marked the reunification of Vietnam under communist rule and the withdrawal of American troops from the country. Therefore, the correct answer is 1975.

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  • 7. 

    What year was the first major battle between the US and the Vietnamese?

    • A.

      1968

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1981

    • E.

      1985 Bears

    Correct Answer
    C. 1965
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1965. This is the year when the first major battle between the US and the Vietnamese took place. It marked the beginning of the Vietnam War, with the US deploying combat troops and engaging in direct military conflict with the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong forces. This battle, known as the Battle of Ia Drang, was a significant event that set the stage for the long and costly war that followed.

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  • 8. 

    France controlled Vietnam before and right after WWII.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During and after World War II, France had control over Vietnam as it was a French colony. The French colonial rule in Vietnam began in the late 19th century and continued until the mid-20th century. However, during this time, there was also a rise in Vietnamese nationalism and desire for independence, which eventually led to the First Indochina War and the ultimate independence of Vietnam in 1954. Therefore, the statement that France controlled Vietnam before and right after WWII is true.

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  • 9. 

    The United States helped North Vietnam takeover the South and allow democracy in Vietnam.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the United States did not help North Vietnam takeover the South. In fact, the United States supported South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, while North Vietnam was supported by other communist countries such as China and the Soviet Union. The war ended with the victory of North Vietnam, leading to the unification of the country under a communist government, not democracy.

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