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Vietnam War Quiz

The Vietnam War Quiz.

It was a war that shaped a generation. Even more than that, it was a war that disillusioned many as to the virtue of warfare in the first place. While the First World War was one of the first mass awakenings of the citizenry to the proper horrors of war.

Before, many thought of war as a virtuous lace where men tested their mettles against one another in honorable combat. The First World War and later the Vietnam War showed just how savage the act of war was inherently. Even if there were good causes worth fighting for, the process of that fight would leave many lost lives on the battlefield and many broken hearts back on the home front. At the same time, Vietnam was the proving ground for many heroes. It took genuine valor to march through a land where enemies abounded. However, many returned home not to cheers applauding their courage, but rather to jeers and protests making light of their sacrifices. After enduring one of the most brutal wars America had ever participated in, these veterans returned home without being given their due. That is the inspiration behind this quiz.

While the purpose of all of our quizzes are to inform and entertain, this one is special. To all servicemen who participated in this war, we want to thank you profusely for your participation in this war. At the same time, we acknowledge that many veterans do not want to be reminded of this war. As such, we must advise caution before taking this quiz. We will not allow this to be a forgotten war for the sake of the veterans.

Having said that, we invite you to take our Vietnam War Quiz to test your knowledge of this pivotal period in American history.

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The Vietnam War was fought in a peninsula region of Asia commonly referred to by which of the following names?
Indochina
Aguillon
The Yang-Tzi Delta
Manamar

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Which of the following countries was NOT a battleground in which the Vietnam War was fought?
Vietnam
Cambodia
Laos
Japan

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The U.S.A. involved itself in the Vietnam War because of what Doctrine that stated the country would always assist those fighting Communist imperialism?
The Harding Doctrine
The Roosevelt Doctrine
The Monroe Doctrine
The Truman Doctrine

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What European country which colonized Indochina prior was involved in the Vietnam War before America but whose departure from the region prompted the U.S. to step in?
The Netherlands
Germany
Great Britain
France

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The U.S. fully entered into war with North Vietnam and its guerrilla forces after what incident where U.S. ships stationed in the area were attacked?
The Gulf of Saigon Incident
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The Gulf of Grenada Incident
The Gulf of Laos Incident

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What is the name of the group of South Vietnamese Communist guerrillas who sabotaged American and South Vietnamese troops throughout the jungles of their homeland?
The Ho Chi Minh
The Viet Cong
The Parva Caul
The Cha-Li Insurgents

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What American President set precedent for the Vietnam War by instituting the M.A.A.G. Program to sent thousands of American military advisors to aid South Vietnam?
Ronald Reagan
Gerald Ford
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon

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What is the name of this Communist revolutionary of North Vietnam who started the North Vietnamese aggression against South Vietnam?
Han Guofeng
Chiang Kai-Shek
Mao Zedong
Ho Chi Minh

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What American President signed The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution to bring the nation into war against North Vietnam?
Gerald Ford
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Dwight Eisenhower

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What is the name of the army of Communist China which aided the North Vietnam consistently throughout the war?
The Social Forces of China
The People's Liberation Army of China
The United Forces of Communist China
The Pluralist Army of China

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In 1971, what papers leaked from the U.S. government which caused a great uprising by revealing the American government was deceiving its people about aspects of the Vietnam War?
The MacArthur Papers
The Saigon Papers
The Pentagon Papers
The Truman Papers

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One of the major weapons Americans used against the Viet Cong was what incendiary substance that could burn at around two-thousand degrees Fahrenheit?
Napalm
OV2
Skewer
Jackhammer

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1968 Saw North Vietnam launch a coordinated series of attacks against their enemies on what Vietnamese holiday?
Ha
Tet
Rir
Lal

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On Marc 16th, 1968, a tragedy occurred when American forces opened fire on innocent civilians of what village?
My Lai
Phon Bu
Wy Tet
Osh Liu

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What was the name of the American officer who ordered his men to commit the My Lai Massacre?
William Calley
Frank McNair
Robert Guile
Vincent Roderick

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What city was the capital of North Vietnam and which is still the current capital of the united country of Vietnam?
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Shanghai
Beiruse

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Historians note that the Vietnam War caused a reaction in Americans that made them more hesitant to invade foreign countries. What do they call this effect?
Wartime Blues
Vietnam Syndrome
The Hippie Response
The Nixon Effect

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What is the name of the cruel chemical the U.S. used in warfare against the Vietnamese that caused birth defects, deformities, and was used in Operation Ranch Hand?
General White
Dr. Blue
Agent Orange
Mr. Red

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What is the name of the coordinated and sustained bombing campaign by the U.S. and its allies in Vietnam from 1965 to 1968?
Operation Rolling Thunder
Operation Steamroller
Operation Piledriver
Operation Undertaker

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What is the name of the infamous trail through all of Indochina which kept guerrillas in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia supplied to attack South Vietnam?
The Bogrust Trail
The Len-Pai Trail
The Bulldozer Trail
The Ho Chi Minh Trail

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In what year did the U.S.A. pull out of Vietnam?
1971
1973
1976
1979

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What is the name of this man who served as the U.S. Secretary of Defense for much of the war and who was responsible for the U.S.'s accelerated spending on the war?
Howard Gurnier
Richard Fulton
Thornton Eisner
Robert McNamara

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What is the name of the infamous effort by the C.I.A., Australian armed forces, and South Vietnamese armed forces which saw them torture and kill high-level Viet Cong in order to gather intel?
The Little Rock Program
The Turtleshell Program
The Courtier Program
The Phoenix Program

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What is the name of the Cambodian Communist faction which eventually took over their nation as a result of their civil war and whom the U.S. tried to stop throughout the Vietnam War?
Khmer Rouge
Bengal-La
Hodid Fine
Pordin's Line

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What was the name of the Nixon-Era policy the U.S. Army pursued of training and arming the forces of South Vietnam to better defend themselves when the U.S. inevitably withdrew from the nation?
Maswellianism
Americanizing
Vietnamization
Uncle Sam Stance

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On May 4th, 1970, the National Guard gunned down protesters against the Vietnam War at what college?
Ohio State University
Notre Dame
Kent State
Wright State

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Similar to the Tet Offensive, what is the name of the 1972 coordinated assault by the North Vietnamese which the South Vietnamese and their allies managed to repel in 1972?
The Independence Day Offensive
The Thanksgiving Offensive
The Easter Offensive
The Christmas Offensive

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What is the name of the American legislation which prohibited America from further engaging in the Vietnam War?
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The Zapke-Grover Amendment
The Maxwell-Tuttle Amendment
The Lewis-Price Amendment
The Case-Church Amendment

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The Vietnam War truly ended in 1975 with the fall of what South Vietnamese city?
Saigon
Delat
Hue
Da Nang

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What 1973 peace conference was meant to negotiate lasting piece in Vietnam but which was broken almost immediately?
The Paris Peace Accords
The Beijing Peace Accords
The London Peace Accords
The Saigon Peace Accords

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