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1. Vietnam spent
more than a millennium under the imperial rule of
2. Which of the following
was not a province of colonial French Indochina?
3. All of the following
countries ruled Vietnam as an imperial or colonial power at some
4. Which of the following
was the site of a major French defeat in 1954?
5. The French established
their colonial capital of Vietnam at
6. Who was the former
emperor of Vietnam whom the French reinstalled as a figurehead in 1949?
7. Who was the U.S.-backed
leader of South Vietnam until 1963?
8. Which international
agreement split North Vietnam and South Vietnam in 1954?
9. The dividing line
between North Vietnam and South Vietnam lay along the
10. What did the
domino theory state?
11. On which religious
group did the Diem regime crack down severely?
12. In which body
of water were two U.S. destroyers allegedly attacked by North Vietnamese
forces in August 1964?
13. Ho Chi Minh was
14. The South Vietnamese
“first lady” who was infamous for controversial comments was called
15. Nixon’s secret
bombing of Cambodia prompted Congress to pass the
16. In 1963,
a Buddhist monk protesting Diem’s regime killed himself in public
17. Which of the
following men was not assassinated?
18. The policy of
Vietnamization called for
19. What did COINTELPRO
20. The Viet Cong
raid at Pleiku gave Johnson justification to begin
21. What did the 1964 Gulf
of Tonkin Resolution do?
22. Why did many
South Vietnamese resent U.S. military participation in the Vietnam
23. After the 1968 Tet
Offensive, General Westmoreland
24. Which of the
following did not contribute to U.S. paranoia about
Communism in the late 1940s?
25. The Viet Cong
proved a formidable enemy for all of the following reasons except
26. Which of the
following played an unforeseen, important role in the Vietnam War?
27. All of the following
were associated with the U.S. antiwar movement except
28. Why did Nixon
initiate warmer relations with China in 1972?
29. The Nixon Doctrine
30. What is napalm?
31. All of the following
statements about the Pentagon Papers are true except
32. Which U.S. official
tried to negotiate an end to the war through secret talks with Viet
Cong official Le Duc Tho?
33. With which president
is the policy of Vietnamization associated?
34. With which president
is the policy of Americanization associated?
35. The failed U.S.
initiative to relocate Vietnamese peasants to specific villages
was called the
36. The My Lai Massacre
of 1968 turned
American public opinion against
37. The Viet Cong
differed from the NVA in that
38. Hubert Humphrey
lost the presidential election of 1968 partly
because of his association with
39. Johnson and the
military’s request for more troops in 1968 coupled
with their assurances that the United States was winning the war
in Vietnam helped form the
40. Which of the
following did not cause a scandal in the Nixon administration?
41. On which president’s
watch did the largest increases in U.S. troop numbers in Vietnam
42. Nixon used the
term “silent majority” to refer to Americans who supported
43. Which Constitutional
amendment lowered the U.S. voting age from twenty-one to eighteen?
44. All of the following
eroded the American public’s support for the war except
45. What was the
46. Which famous
actress made a notorious 1972 visit
to North Vietnam?
47. Sporadic incidents
in which U.S. soldiers killed their own superior officers in order
not to be sent on combat missions were referred to as
48. Saigon finally
fell to North Vietnamese forces in
49. What was Vietnam
officially called beginning in 1976?
50. Who succeeded
Ho Chi Minh as head of the Vietnamese Communist Party upon Ho’s
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