Question 1 (4 points) Which of the following is true concerning the history of Vietnam? a Vietnam has a history of nationalism or a devotion to unity...
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Question 1 aVietnam has a history of nationalism or a devotion to unity and independence. b

 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning the history of Vietnam?

Vietnam has resisted attempts by the French to control their country in the past.

 c

Vietnam has resisted attempts by the Chinese to control their country in the past.

 d

All of the above

Question 2 (4 points)

Before the United States was actively involved in Vietnam, what other foreign power was involved in a conflict there?

 a

Great Britain

 b

France

 c

China

 d

Soviet Union

Question 3 (4 points)

Under the terms of the Geneva Conference, Vietnam was to be split. Which selection below reflects the most accurate division of Vietnam?

 a

North Vietnam became Communist, South Vietnam became a monarchy

 b

North Vietnam became a democracy, South Vietnam became Communist

 c

North Vietnam became Communist, South Vietnam became non-communist

 d

North and South Vietnam both became Communist

Question 4 (4 points)

Who was the Communist leader of North Vietnam?

 a

Ngo Dinh Diem

 b

Mao Se Dong

 c

Ho Chi Minh

 d

Dien Bien Phu

Question 5 (4 points)

All of the following are true concerning Ngo Dinh Diem EXCEPT

 a

He was supported the United States and was popular among his own people in South Vietnam.

 b

He refused to hold the mandated elections in 1956 for fear of a Communist victory.

 c

He was overthrown and assassinated.

 d

He lacked support in his own country due to corruption.

Question 6 (4 points)

U.S. involvement in Vietnam began under which of the following Presidents?

 a

Eisenhower

 b

Nixon

 c

Kennedy

 d

Johnson

Question 7 (4 points)

Which of the following triggered an escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam?

 a

bombing of Cambodia

 b

Tet Offensive

 c

My Lai Massacre

 d

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Question 8 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?

 a

It was the official declaration of war against Vietnam by Congress.

 b

It gave President Johnson broad powers to conduct the war in Vietnam without a declaration of war.

 c

It limited the President to sending only non-combat troops to Vietnam.

 d

It officially withdrew our troops from Vietnam.

Question 9 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning the United States during the Vietnam War?

 a

The U.S. assisted South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

 b

The U.S. assisted North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

 c

The U.S. assisted the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

 d

Both b and c are true

Question 10 (4 points)

Which of the following was the supply route from North Vietnam to South Vietnam that ran through Laos and Cambodia?

 a

The Vietnam Trail

 b

The Ho Chi Minh Trail

 c

The Viet Cong Trail

 d

None of the above

Question 11 (4 points)

Who was the Secretary of Defense who pushed for direct U.S. involvement in Vietnam?

 a

Robert McNamara

 b

General Westmoreland

 c

Henry Kissinger

 d

Richard Nixon

Question 12 (4 points)

Who was the Secretary of State who negotiated a troop withdrawal from Vietnam in 1973?

 a

Robert McNamara

 b

General Westmoreland

 c

Henry Kissinger

 d

Gerald Ford

Question 13 (4 points)

Why was the Tet Offensive significant?

 a

It helped convince the Communists to end the war

 b

It was a major military victory for the United States which helped to increase support for the war

 c

It was a turning point in the war partially due to media coverage that turned many Americans against the war

 d

It convinced the South Vietnamese to turn against their government

Question 14 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning the Viet Cong?

 a

It was often difficult for U.S. troops to distinguish Viet Cong from friendly Vietnamese supporters.

 b

It was relatively easy for U.S. troops to distinguish Viet Cong from friendly Vietnamese supporters.

 c

The Viet Cong often fought against the North Vietnamese army.

 d

Both a and b are true

Question 15 (4 points)

Which of the following is true regarding Napalm?

 a

It was used to clear the dense jungle areas during the Vietnam War

 b

It was a jellylike substance dropped in the form of a firebomb

 c

The chemicals were considered safe and caused no harm to human flesh

 d

Both a and b are true

Question 16 (4 points)

All of the following are true regarding the My Lai Massacre EXCEPT

 a

American troops were sent into the village to clear out a suspected 250 Viet Cong hiding there

 b

Tired and frustrated U.S. troops led by Lieutenant Calley killed 175 to 400 villagers.

 c

The American public became outraged after hearing about the event

 d

American troops led by Hugh Thompson killed 250 Viet Cong

Question 17 (4 points)

Which of the following was a way people tried to avoid the draft?

 a

Fled to Canada

 b

Became a conscientious objector

 c

Burned their draft card

 d

All of the above are true

Question 18 (4 points)

All of the following were reasons some Americans opposed the war in Vietnam EXCEPT

 a

The draft seemed unfair because some people could get deferments

 b

The brutality of the war was covered on television and Americans were dying and suffering

 c

Innocent civilians were being killed

 d

All of the above are correct

Question 19 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning American support for the Vietnam War?

 a

Americans who supported the war and wanted an increase in forces were called hawks.

 b

Americans who opposed the war and wanted an immediate withdrawal were called doves.

 c

Doves and hawks both wanted to use air support and bombing to end the war.

 d

Both a and b

Question 20 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning the counterculture movement?

 a

It rejected conventional customs and traditional values.

 b

It led to the sexual revolution and more frequent use of drugs.

 c

Hippies, who stood out because of their fashion and lifestyle, were a part of the counterculture movement.

 d

All of the above are true

Question 21 (4 points)

All of the following are true concerning the events of 1968 EXCEPT

 a

Rioting broke out in many cities after Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis by James Earl Ray.

 b

Robert Kennedy was assassinated in California just after winning the Democratic primary for President in that state.

 c

George Wallace, the third-party candidate from Alabama, was assassinated.

 d

Protests turned violent at the Democratic Convention in Chicago when 10,000 antiwar protestors resisted the police.

Question 22 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning Cambodia during or following the Vietnam War?

 a

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians left their homeland in the years following the war.

 b

Nixon ordered an invasion and secret bombings of Cambodia in 1971.

 c

The communist movement, the Khmer Rouge, took power and initiated a massive genocide that killed approximately one million citizens.

 d

All of the above are true

Question 23 (4 points)

Which of the following is true concerning Laos during or following the Vietnam War?

 a

Hundreds of thousands of people in Laos left their homeland in the years following the war.

 b

Nixon ordered secret bombings of Laos to stop Communist support from the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

 c

The communist movement, the Khmer Rouge, took power in Laos and initiated a massive genocide that killed approximately one million citizens.

 d

Laos came under Communist control in the years following the Vietnam War.

Question 24 (4 points)

All of the following were part of President Nixon's Vietnamization strategy EXCEPT

 a

Reducing the number of troops fighting in Vietnam

 b

Turning most of the fighting over to South Vietnamese troops

 c

Reducing the bombing campaign in North Vietnam

 d

Expanding the bombing campaign to the neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia

Question 25 (4 points)

President ________ withdrew all U.S. combat troops from Vietnam within sixty days of the peace negotiations in _______.

 a

Nixon, 1969

 b

Ford, 1971

 c

Nixon, 1973

 d

Ford, 1975

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