America’s Longest War The United States And Vietnam, 1950-1975 6th Edition by George Herring -Test Bank


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America’s Longest War The United States And Vietnam, 1950-1975 6th Edition by George Herring –Test Bank

ISBN-13: 978-1259922503, ISBN-10: 1259922502

Chapter 1   A Dead-End Alley: The United States, France, and the First Indochina War, 1950-1954

1) The French colonial regime in Indochina centered on which of the following missions?

  1. A) Make the colonies and their people integral to France.
  2. B) Keep the colonies at an arm’s length from France.
  3. C) Prepare the colony for independence and a lasting alliance.
  4. D) Keep the people of Indochina in a state of desperate poverty.

2) During World War II, Ho Chi Minh and his Vietminh organization developed the strategy that would eventually force the French out of Vietnam. It included

  1. A) emphasizing the Vietminh’s commitment to Communism and social revolution.
  2. B) tapping Vietnamese nationalism, promising independence, and pledging democratic reforms.
  3. C) fighting other nationalist groups.
  4. D) collaborating with the Japanese.
  5. E) All of these.

3) This organization helped Ho Chi Minh wage guerrilla war against the Japanese during World War II.

  1. A) The Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
  2. B) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  3. C) The KGB
  4. D) The Chinese Nationalist government
  5. E) The British Secret Service

4) The French government sought to reassert its authority in Indochina following World War II for which of the following reasons?

  1. A) Control of Indochina would restore France’s faltering prestige.
  2. B) Indochina possessed valuable oil reserves.
  3. C) The French government feared that Vietnam would fall into anarchy in the absence of French rule.
  4. D) Continued French control of Indochina would prevent the USSR from dominating Southeast Asia.
  5. E) All of these.

5) What did U.S. officials recognize with the Japanese takeover of Vietnam in World War II?

  1. A) The region had vast mineral resources.
  2. B) Its people were ideologically aligned with Americans.
  3. C) The region was gateway to China, and the Philippines.
  4. D) The country was central for effective control of Japan.

6) American officials determined that they could not support Ho Chi Minh for the following reason.

  1. A) His close ties with Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek.
  2. B) His steadfast refusal to promise tax-free monopolies for U.S. imports.
  3. C) His deeply held Communist beliefs.
  4. D) His refusal to accept American military aid in 1947.

7) In 1950, this leader proved crucial for the formal Chinese and Soviet recognition of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

  1. A) Joseph Stalin
  2. B) Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. C) Chiang Kai-shek
  4. D) Mao Zedong
  5. E) Josep Tito


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