History Quiz / Vietnam War A-Z

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35th American President, assassinated in 1963. It was believed that he planned to pull out of Vietnam after the 1964 election had he survived.John F. Kennedy
91.2%
Colonial nation that officially controlled Vietnam until the revolution in 1945 and fought the war up until 1954.France
88.5%
Flammable weapon used by America in air strikes throughout the war.Napalm
87.2%
May 4th 1970, four students were killed after the National Guard shot them for protesting the war at Kent State University which is in this American state.Ohio
86.3%
36th American President, who first committed US troops to combat roles in Vietnam.Lyndon B. Johnson
83.8%
Classification given to 2,646 American troops by 1973; it means their location and condition is unknown.Missing in Action
81.7%
Capital of South Vietnam during the war. The end of the war is attributed to when this city fell to the North. Now called Ho Chi Minh City.Saigon
81%
A large scale attack launched on the South from the Vietcong and North Vietnam in 1968; named after the Vietnamese new year.Tet Offensive
78.6%
1986 Oscar winning war film by director Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger and Charlie Sheen.Platoon
77.4%
Brand of lighter commonly used by soldiers in the war due to their durability.Zippo
76.6%
A major religious faith that suffered much persecution in South Vietnam during the war.Buddhism
76.1%
Conference in Switzerland in 1954 that resulted in [F] pulling out and America taking over the running of the war.Geneva Conference
72.8%
Communist nation that supplied the North with weapons, medical aid and equipment.USSR
71.7%
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The collective name given to the area comprised by Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.Indochina
70.8%
Term used by Americans to refer to the Viet Cong.Charlie
64.8%
An analogy often used to describe the fragile position of American involvement. By definition; a precarious or sticky situation.Quagmire
55.7%
The route through Laos and Cambodia that was used by North Vietnam to supply their troops and insurgents.Hồ Chí Minh Trail
54.6%
Collective name given to those who opposed and protested the war back in America, normally students opposing the draft or unjust involvement.Antiwar Movement
50.8%
The term coined to describe the rise in military commitment from the USA, in retaliation to the rise of insurgency and attacks from the North.Escalation
50.5%
The word for the letter Y in the new Nato Phonetic alphabet that came into circulation after 1956.Yankee
39.4%
American General in charge of military operations in Vietnam 1964-1968.Westmoreland
38.1%
Given name of the president of South Vietnam until 1963, when he was eventually assassinated in a coup.Ngô Đình Diệm
31.6%
Policy under President Nixon to train and equip Southern Vietnamese troops in order to reduce United States military commitment.Vietnamization
30%
An American operation that saw the intense bombing of North Vietnam, beginning March 2nd, 1965.Rolling Thunder
24.4%
An operation under President Richard Nixon in 1972 which saw the bombing of North Vietnam resume after the bombing halt in 1968.Linebacker
11.1%
A large town in South Vietnam. A battle took place here that is considered to be the final large scale battle of the Vietnam War.Xuân Lộc
1.9%
 
Number % Answered
26 (all)
1.3%
23-25
8.4%
20-22
18.3%
17-19
24.4%
14-16
19.5%
11-13
11.6%
8-10
5.7%
5-7
3.2%
2-4
4.3%
1-1
3.3%

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