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Vietnam

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

During the early primaries of 1968, which of the following candidates appeared likely to capture the Democratic nomination for president?
A.
Robert F. Kennedy
C.
Hubert Humphrey
B.
Eugene McCarthy
D.
Edmund Muskie
 

 2. 

Defoliants were used in Vietnam primarily to
A.
destroy military bases.
B.
expose enemy hiding places and destroy food supplies.
C.
poison the Vietcong.
D.
destroy homes.
 

 3. 

Who was Richard Nixon’s running mate during the 1968 election?
A.
Robert S. McNamara
C.
Spiro Agnew
B.
J. William Fulbright
D.
Edmund Muskie
 

 4. 

Who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the Vietnam War?
A.
Richard Nixon
C.
Richard J. Daley
B.
Henry Kissinger
D.
Ho Chi Minh
 

 5. 

The War Powers Act
A.
grants the president the right to declare war without the permission of Congress.
B.
forbids the president from ever sending troops into foreign territory.
C.
sets a 60-day limit on any presidential commitment of troops to foreign lands.
D.
allows the president to send troops into foreign territory for an unlimited amount of time.
 

 6. 

Who knew about President Nixon’s plan to bomb Cambodia in 1969?
A.
Henry Kissinger
C.
secretary of the Air Force
B.
American public
D.
Congress
 

 7. 

The site of a 1970 tragedy in which four students were killed by National Guard troops was the
A.
University of Wisconsin.
C.
University of Illinois.
B.
Jackson State University.
D.
Kent State University.
 

 8. 

All of the following things happened after the end of the war EXCEPT
A.
soldiers were welcomed home with many positive demonstrations.
B.
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was erected in Washington, D.C.
C.
the “generation gap” grew wider.
D.
the War Powers Act was passed.
 

 9. 

The newspaper that published the Pentagon Papers was the
A.
New York Times.
C.
Detroit Free Press.
B.
Washington Post.
D.
New York Post.
 

 10. 

Who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press?
A.
H.R. Haldeman
C.
Daniel Ellsberg
B.
Henry Kissinger
D.
Spiro Agnew
 

 11. 

Who sought the 1972 Democratic nomination but withdrew after he was shot and paralyzed from the waist down?
A.
Hubert Humphrey
C.
George McGovern
B.
George Wallace
D.
Edmund Muskie
 

 12. 

Why did the United States reject North Vietnam’s peace plan in October 1972?
A.
It called for a pullout of all foreign troops.
B.
It called for the United States to take full blame for the war.
C.
It did not include plans for a ceasefire.
D.
It would have meant a loss of power for South Vietnam’s president.
 

 13. 

After rejecting North Vietnam’s peace plan in 1972, what did President Nixon do when North Vietnam demanded the plan be reinstated?
A.
He submitted his own peace plan.
B.
He ordered heavy bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong.
C.
He had Congress review the North Vietnam plan.
D.
He had Henry Kissinger revise the plan.
 

 14. 

Who was the author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places?
A.
Richard Nixon
C.
Le Ly Hayslip
B.
Henry Kissinger
D.
Ron Kovic
 

 15. 

How many Americans died during the Vietnam War?
A.
more than 258,000
C.
about 1,300
B.
about 5,000
D.
more than 58,000
 

 16. 

With which country are the Hmong associated?
A.
Laos
C.
Cambodia
B.
South Vietnam
D.
Thailand
 

 17. 

How much did the war cost American taxpayers?
A.
$1.5 trillion
C.
$150 million
B.
$15 billion
D.
$150 billion
 

 18. 

Who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?
A.
Le Ly Hayslip
C.
Le Duc Tho
B.
Maya Ying Lin
D.
Ron Kovic
 

 19. 

Where is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?
A.
New York City
C.
Arlington, Virginia
B.
Washington, D.C.
D.
Saigon
 

 20. 

Who was the author of Born on the Fourth of July?
A.
Ron Kovic
C.
Richard Nixon
B.
William Westmoreland
D.
Henry Kissinger
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement.
A.
Henry Kissinger
G.
escalation
B.
Le Doc Tho
H.
William Westmoreland
C.
Vietminh
I.
Vietcong
D.
J. William Fulbright
J.
Ngo Dinh Diem
E.
Ho Chi Minh
K.
pacification
F.
Robert S. McNamara
L.
Richard J. Daley
 

 21. 

Roman Catholic who became president of South Vietnam
 

 22. 

members of the National Liberation Front
 

 23. 

key foreign-policy adviser of Richard Nixon
 

 24. 

also known as the League for the Independence of Vietnam
 

 25. 

“He Who Enlightens”
 

 26. 

mayor of Chicago in 1968
 

 27. 

longtime North Vietnamese revolutionary who met secretly with a U.S. official in Paris in 1970
 

 28. 

commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam
 

 29. 

buildup of military forces
 

 30. 

U.S. secretary of defense
 



 
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