Post WWII - Vietnam War
Post WWII - Vietnam War

Post WWII - Vietnam War

Lead Author(s): Susan Vetter

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An American history question pack by Susan Vetter.

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Vietnam War Q1

President Johnson's policy in Vietnam

A

assumed that Vietnam was not important to the American containment policy.

B

continued the de-escalation of American involvement begun by President Kennedy.

C

was to go on wartime footing and commit the United States fully to the war effort.

D

followed the idea of the "domino theory" regarding the spread of communism.

Vietnam War Q2

According to Salman Khan in his lecture on Vietnam, the Gulf of Tonkin incident

A

was evidence of the corruption of the South Vietnamese government.

B

was "one of the shadiest in American history."

C

had few long-term effects.

D

resulted in Chinese support for the North Vietnamese.

Vietnam War Q3

American bombing of North Vietnam

A

was limited in tonnage dropped because of civilian casualties

B

surpassed the tonnage dropped in World War II.

C

proved an effective strategy in limiting North Vietnam's participation in the war.

D

began under President Nixon.

Vietnam War Q4

For the American public, the turning point of the Vietnam War was the

A

Battle of Dien Bien Phu.

B

Battle of Khe Sanh.

C

Tet offensive.

D

My Lai.

Vietnam War Q5

Match the terms below. Each may be used only once.

Premise
Response
1

Geneva Conference

A

toll of war on civilians

2

Munich syndrome

B

The Wall

3

"Girl in the Picture"

C

Americans question support of South Vietnamese government

4

Diem and persecution of Buddhists

D

affected President Johnson's actions in Vietnam

5

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

E

partition of Vietnam at 17th parallel

Vietnam War Q6

The bombing and invasion of Cambodia by the United States resulted in each of the following EXCEPT

A

the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

B

President Johnson's announcing that he would not seek re-election.

C

the killing of anti-war protesters at Kent State University.

D

destabilization of Cambodia.

Vietnam War Q7

Compared to all other U.S. conflicts, the United States devoted a higher percentage of its GDP to the war in Vietnam.

A

True

B

False

Vietnam War Q8

The Vietnam War ended

A

with the Geneva Conference

B

when Saigon fell to North Vietnamese troops.

C

with the division of Vietnam at the 17th parallel

D

when President Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated.

Vietnam War Q9

Which component was NOT part of Nixon's plan to end the war in Vietnam?

A

training of South Vietnamese forces to take the combat role

B

ending the military draft

C

renewed bombing

D

rapid withdrawal of American forces within a year of his election

Post WWII Q1

In 1949 communist forces took control of China.

A

True

B

False

Post WWII Q2

The leading figure of the Red Scare of the early 1950s was

A

Joseph McCarthy.

B

Dwight D. Eisenhower.

C

Dean Acheson.

D

Richard M. Nixon.

Post WWII Q3

Overall, the Marshall Plan

A

did little to halt Soviet encroachment in Western Europe.

B

received wholehearted support from the Soviets.

C

failed as an economic measure.

D

generated a broad industrial recovery in Western Europe.

Post WWII Q4

The Red Scare did not affect the Pacific Northwest.

A

True

B

False

Post WWII Q5

The Hanford Site

A

produced the uranium for the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

B

was home to a large wartime aluminum smelting plant.

C

immediately disclosed any emissions that endangered people's health.

D

was a wartime installation with long-term environmental consequences.

Post WWII Q6

The fundamental disagreement at the beginning of the Cold War involved the question of

A

sharing the secrets of atomic weapons.

B

who would control postwar Japan.

C

free elections in Western Europe.

D

who would control postwar Europe.

Post WWII Q7

George Kennan's "containment" policy proposed

A

restrictions on American expansionist plans.

B

that the United States avoid involvement in European affairs.

C

aggressive military measures against the Soviet Union.

D

that the United States take steps to prevent Soviet expansionist tendencies.

Post WWII Q8

The Truman Doctrine stated that American policy would be to

A

use military force to defend China against Soviet aggression.

B

support free peoples who were resisting subjugation by the Soviet Union or its surrogates.

C

remain isolated from European and Asian affairs.

D

send billions of dollars to rebuild the war-ravaged Soviet economy.

Post WWII Q9

When the Soviet Union sealed off the city of Berlin in 1948, the United States and Western European allies

A

responded by invading Czechoslovakia.

B

threatened to drop nuclear weapons on Moscow.

C

declared war.

D

organized a massive airlift to resupply the city.

Post WWII Q10

Each of the following was a reason given by the United States for the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan EXCEPT

A

it saved American soldiers' lives.

B

it kept the Soviet Union out of the post-war negotiations over Japan.

C

it ended the war quickly.

D

it saved Japanese lives.

Post WWII Q11

NATO

A

intensified Soviet fears of the West.

B

failed to radically affect European military strategy.

C

had the effect of easing U.S.-Soviet tensions.

D

involved only the United States and major West European powers.