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1

What colonial power was in possession of Vietnam from 1883 to 1954?

France

England

Portugal

The Netherlands

53% got this right

Vietnam was a part of the so called French Indochina.
2

What battle ended colonial rule in Vietnam?

Dien Bien Phu

Ia Drang

Khe Sanh

Xuân Lộc

41% got this right

The communist revolutionaries of Viet Minh won a decisive victory over France.
3

What international agreement divided Vietnam into two countries in 1954?

Geneva Accords

Geneva Conventions

Treaty of Versailles

Vienna Convention

Hard  25% got this right

4

What's the name of the bay outside Vietnam, where a pair of US destroyers were attacked early in the war?

Gulf of Tonkin

Bay of Bengal

Bay of Thailand

Liaodong Bay

Hard  30% got this right

In response, the USA passed a resolution allowing the president to retaliate with any measures he considered necessary.
5

Who was the leader of North Vietnam?

Ho Chi Minh

Ngo Dinh Diem

Ton Duc Thang

Vo Nguyen Giap

62% got this right

Ho Chi Minh is known to have used anywhere between 50 and 200 aliases.
6

What was the title of a gradual and sustained aerial bombardment campaign conducted by the US in Vietnam?

Operation Rolling Thunder

Operation Custom Tailor

Operation Linebacker

Operation Pony Express

71% got this right

The operation became the most intense air/ground battle waged during the Cold War period.
7

Which was a major offensive campaign carried out by North Vietnam in 1968?

Tet offensive

Easter offensive

Ho Chi Minh campaign

Spring offensive

Hard  32% got this right

It was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam.
8

Where is Hanoi?

Hard  21% got this right

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam.
9

At what University does the national guard open fire on unarmed students during an anti-war protest in 1970

Kent State University

Claremont McKenna College

Columbia University

University of Michigan

Hard  25% got this right

Twenty-eight guardsmen opened fire on a crowd of students, killing four and wounding nine.
10

In what year did North Vietnam ultimately capture Saigon?

1975

1972

1973

1974

Hard  27% got this right