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The Vietnam War

written by: Eve
Find out how much you know about this lengthy and controversial war, which lasted from 1957 until the official withdrawal in 1975.

Question 1:

The Vietnam War is viewed not just as a conflict between South Vietnam and North Vietnam, but as a conflict of ideology between the communist block and western values. Which of these countries did not belong to the coalition of forces that supported the western-oriented, South Vietnam?
New Zealand
South Korea
The United Kingdom

Question 2:

This Academy Award-winning film, directed by Oliver Stone, is based on the autobiographical book of Ron Kovic, a Vietnam War veteran, who became an anti-war activist.
'Apocalypse Now'
'Born on the 4th of July'

Question 3:

This is the code name of the bombing operation in North Vietnam, carried out by the US armed forces, which lasted between 1965 and 1968.
Operation Arc Light
Operation Farmgate
Operation Rolling Thunder
Operation Urgent Fury

Question 4:

This US President introduced his policy of ‘vietnamization’- enabling the South Vietnamese to take more responsibility for fighting the war on their own.
Harry Truman
Richard Nixon
John Kennedy
Lyndon Johnson

Question 5:

This communist offensive, launched on January 30, 1968, which comprised attacks on major cities and military bases throughout South Vietnam, was named after an important Vietnamese public holiday.
Ong offensive
Ram offensive
Tet Offensive
Ngay Offensive

Question 6:

Shooting at anti-war demonstrators at this university on May 4, 1970, triggered a nationwide student strike across America.
University of Maryland
University of Montana
Kent State University
Western Washington University

Question 7:

Name the route running from South Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia into North Vietnam, used by North Vietnamese for sending soldiers to the south and for supplying the NLF (National Liberation Front ).
Bao Dai Trail
Diem Trail
Chi Thien Trail
Ho Chi Minh Trail

Question 8:

This American diplomat and statesman served as a National Security Advisor and later as a Secretary of State. He was awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in negotiating a ceasefire and US withdrawal from the war in Vietnam.
William Westmoreland
Robert McNamara
Henry Kissinger
Dean Rusk

Question 9:

This American was sentenced to life in prison, because in 1968 he led the My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians, including women, children and elderly men.
William Calley
John Kerry
Clark Clifford
Ernest Medina

Question 10:

In this film, set during the Vietnam war, the following words are delivered by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore: "You smell that? Do you smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning."
Casualties of War
The Deer Hunter
Apocalypse Now


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