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Vietnam Day 1


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  • Q1
    Which statement about the United States involvement in Vietnam is accurate?
    It was due exclusively to the actions of Lyndon B. Johnson's administration
    It came about only after a formal declaration of war
    It was based on the open door policy
    It reflected the belief in containment that followed World War II
  • Q2
    The Domino Theory held that:
    Southeast Asian nations would stand up to Communism like a wall of dominoes.
    The fall of Vietnam to Communism would have little impact on other nations in the region.
    The U.S. should appease communist dictators in Southeast Asia
    The fall of Vietnam to Communism would lead to Communist domination of all of Southeast Asia.
  • Q3
    Which of the following is NOT true about the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
    It allowed the President to send troops into Vietnam without a formal declaration of war from Congress
    It led to the end of American involvement in the Vietnam War
    It led to the escalation of American troops in the Vietnam War
    It expanded the power of the executive branch to send the military into foreign conflicts
  • Q4
    The immediate cause of the escalation of U.S. troops in the Vietnam War was the-
    explosion of the U.S.S. Maine
    Tet Offensive
    attack on Pearl Harbor
    Gulf of Tonkin incident
  • Q5
    Agent Orange was used in the Vietnam War to-
    inflict mass casualties quickly
    use radiation poison to kill the Vietcong
    stop the rain
    destroy vegetation to reveal enemy hideouts
  • Q6
    The U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War to-
    to stop the advancement of the democratic South towards the Communist North
    prevent the communist North from taking over the nation
    to appease the communist rulers in China
    acquire new territory in Southeast Asia
  • Q7
    Who were the communist rebel fighters who secretly lived in the South Vietnam?
    Red Army
    Rough Riders
  • Q8
    Why was the Tet Offensive considered a turning point in the Vietnam War?
    the American victory convinced the Soviet Union to stop their support of North Vietnam
    the negative media reports of the incident convinced Americans the war was unwinnable
    the Americans were able to break through communist lines and advance through the North
    the communists were able to takeover the South, ending the war
  • Q9
    What event convinced Americans that they would never succeed in Vietnam?
    Argonne Forest
    Gulf of Tonkin incident
    Tet Offensive
    Fall of Saigon
  • Q10
    What President used his authority to escalate U.S. military involvement in Vietnam?
    John F. Kennedy
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Dwight Eisenhower
    Harry Truman

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