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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?
South Korea
The United Kingdom
New Zealand

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 Rolling Thunder
Operation Farmgate
Operation Urgent Fury
Operation Arc Light

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
Lyndon Johnson
John Kennedy

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
Tet Offensive
Ram offensive
Ngay Offensive

Question 6:

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

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 ).
Chi Thien Trail
Bao Dai Trail
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Diem 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.
Dean Rusk
Robert McNamara
William Westmoreland
Henry Kissinger

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.
Clark Clifford
John Kerry
Ernest Medina
William Calley

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."
The Deer Hunter
Casualties of War
Apocalypse Now


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