Vietnam War

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Vietnam War.

1. Vietnam was a colony of what country prior to World War II?
a. United States
b. China
c. Great Britain
d. Japan
e. France

2. Who was the leader of the communist government in North Vietnam?
a. Le Duan
b. Vo Nguyen
c. Ho Chi Minh
d. Ngo Dinh Diem
e. Mao Zedong

3. When the French pulled out of Southern Vietnam, what country entered to try and help stop communism from spreading?
a. United States
b. Great Britain
c. China
d. Japan
e. Germany

4. What year did the first US combat troops officially arrive in Vietnam?
a. 1950
b. 1960
c. 1965
d. 1968
e. 1972

5. What country had control of Vietnam during World War II?
a. France
b. Germany
c. China
d. Japan
e. India

6. What United States president decided to pull American troops out of Vietnam?
a. John F. Kennedy
b. Richard Nixon
c. Lyndon B. Johnson
d. Dwight Eisenhower
e. Jimmy Carter

7. What defined the border between North Vietnam and South Vietnam?
a. Mekong River
b. 38th Parallel
c. Saigon River
d. 17th Parallel
e. It was a straight line exactly halfway between the northern tip and the southern tip of the country

8. What major Vietnamese city was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City in honor of the leader of North Vietnam after the war?
a. Saigon
b. Hanoi
c. Hai Phong
d. Can Tho
e. Da Nang

9. Which side ended up winning the Vietnam War and taking control of the country?
a. United States
b. Soviet Union
c. North Vietnam
d. South Vietnam
e. Japan

10. What made the war difficult for the US army and troops fighting in the war?
a. The jungle conditions
b. The limits put on troops by President Johnson
c. Ambushes and traps
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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