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Vietnam War Quiz Questions I

  1. The Vietnam War ended in which year?


  2. The National Liberation Front of South Vietnam were better known by which term?
  3. What was the nickname of the infamous Hoa Loa prison?
  4. Which military decoration was awared to nearly 352,000 servicemen?
  5. In the early 1970s, the fighting spilled over into which two neighboring countries?
  6. Which United States Senator from Arizona was shot down, seriously injured, and captured for over 5 years by the North Vietnamese?
  7. Which Oscar winning director served with the 25th Infantry Division during a 15-month tour of duty?
  8. Name the pro-American South Vietnam president killed in a 1963 military coup?
  9. In which gulf of water did two 1964 incidents involving North Vietnam and the United States draw the United States more directly into the Vietnam War?



  10. What is the name given to the series of coordinated attacks on over 100 cities and towns in South Vietnam on January 31, 1968?
  11. Which Vietnamese nationalist movement leader who thought against the US-backed South Vietnamese died of heart failure in Hanoi in 1969, aged 79?
  12. Which defoliant chemical became commonly known for its use by the American military in Operation Ranch Hand?
  13. Name the battle fought against North Vietnamese forces in May, 1969, to capture the heavily fortified Hill 937?
  14. Which general was the American commander on the conflict from 1968–72 and who in 1980, has the U.S. army's new main battle tank named after him?

Answers:

  1. 1975 (April 30)
  2. Viet Cong
  3. Hanoi Hilton
  4. The Purple Heart
  5. Laos and Cambodia
  6. John McCain
  7. Oliver Stone
  8. Ngo Dinh Diem
  9. Gulf of Tonkin (known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident)
  10. Tet Offenive
  11. Ho Chi Minh
  12. Agent Orange
  13. The Battle of Hamburger Hill
  14. Creighton Abrams



Vietnam War Quiz Questions II

  1. Which Viet Cong supply trail ran from North Vietnam to South Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia?
  2. The U.S. military used the term 'Black Echo' to describe the conditions for the Viet Cong living in what?
  3. Which ONE man's name did U.S. soldiers use to refer to both the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese?
  4. Which 1987 Stanley Kubrick film features Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman using forceful methods to turn raw recruits into combat-ready Marines?
  5. Which country suffered 521 war deaths in the conflict, with more than 3000 wounded?
  6. A U.S. POW was forced to do a press conference saying he was being treated well, but how did he secretly manage to get across the word 'TORTURE' to the Americans?
  7. What other name was given to the Vietnam War: (a)First Indochina War, (b)Second Indochina War, or (c)Third Indochina War?
  8. Vietnam had been a colony of which country from the end of the 19th Century to the 1940s?
  9. Can you name the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration which was awarded to 240 men during the conflict?
  10. How long did the Vietnam War last for: (a)nearly 12 years, (b)nearly 15 years, or (c)nearly 20 years?
  11. Which theory or effect was a school of thought that if one country came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would soon follow?
  12. The fall of which city marked the end of the Vietnam War?
  13. Which 'Peace Accords' peace treaty was signed on January 27, 1973 to establish peace and the end the Vietnam War?
  14. Operation Frequent Wind was the largest evacutation in history using what?

Answers:

  1. The Ho Chí Minh trail





  2. Tunnels (the Viet Cong used an extensive network of tunnels to hide and attack from)
  3. Charlie (although they often referred to the Viet Cong as Victor Charlie)
  4. Full Metal Jacket (a full metal jacket is a type of bullet)
  5. Australia
  6. By blinking the word 'TORTURE' in morse code
  7. Second Indochina War
  8. France
  9. The Medal of Honour
  10. Nearly 20 years (started on November 1, 1955, and lasted 19 years, 180 days)
  11. Domino theory or effect
  12. Saigon
  13. The Paris Peace Accords
  14. Helicopters (in the evacuation of Saigon on April 30, 1975.)






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