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Causes of the Vietnam War

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  • Q1
    What parallel line divided North Vietnam and South Vietnam?
    10th
    46th
    17th
    38th
    30s
  • Q2
    Who was the leader of the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War? He later ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969.
    Ho Chi Minh
    Ngo Dinh Diem
    Nuguyen Giap
    Pol Pot
    30s
  • Q3
    Which European country had controlled Indochina but was forced out by 1954?
    United States
    Spain
    Russia
    France
    30s
  • Q4
    In May of 1954 where did the Vietminh overrun the French forces, ending the French Indochina War?
    Hue
    Saigon
    Dien Bien Phu
    Hanoi
    30s
  • Q5
    What country replaced the French as major financial supporters of the South Vietnamese in the 1950's?
    Germany
    Soviet Union
    China
    United States
    30s
  • Q6
    Over which of these did the North Vietnamese primarily supply their troops fighting in the south?
    Mekong River
    Salween River
    Ho Chi Minh Trail
    South China Sea
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of these was NOT a reason for the Vietnam War?
    Domino Theory
    Containment
    membership in SEATO
    Vietnamization
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of these granted President Johnson the power to wage war in Vietnam?
    the Containment Doctrine
    the Fulbright Resolution
    the Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    the Geneva Accords
    30s
  • Q9
    Why did South Vietnamese military leaders overthrow Diem?
    He had converted to Buddhism.
    He had joined the Communists.
    He had lost American support.
    He had tried to flee Saigon.
    30s
  • Q10
    President Eisenhower's domino theory was based on the idea of
    national self-determination.
    economic expansion.
    democratization.
    containment.
    30s
  • Q11
    President Truman agreed to aid France's efforts to regain control over Vietnam because he
    backed Ho Chi Minh's calls for independence.
    supported the spread of colonialism.
    wanted to weaken anticommunist forces in France.
    feared the spread of communism in Southeast Asia.
    30s
  • Q12
    Which of the following best describes the Vietcong's war strategy?
    fight small skirmishes
    avoid any confrontation
    engage in larger-scale battles
    battle by day and rest at night
    30s
  • Q13
    What happened at Dien Bien Phu in 1954?
    The Vietminh laid siege to a garrison of French tropps who then surrendered.
    Ho Chi Minh established the headquarters for the Vietminh.
    Eisenhower delivered a speech about the domino theory.
    The French signed the Geneva Accords.
    30s
  • Q14
    What principle, described by President Eisenhower, became associated with American involvement in Southeast Asia?
    dividing Vietnam
    strengthening South Vietnam
    the domino theory
    Vietnamization
    30s
  • Q15
    The Gulf of Tokin Resolution allowed President Johnson to
    declare war against North Vietnam without asking Congress.
    send economic aid to the South Vietnam.
    take all necessary measures to defend against armed attacks on U.S. forces.
    use the USS Maddox to control the seas around South Vietnam.
    30s

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