A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, "Antecedents to a Confrontation".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is John Paul Vann buried?
(a) Norfolk, Virginia.
(b) Arlington, Virginia.
(c) My Tho, South Vietnam.
(d) John Paul Vann was listed MIA.

2. Which of the following funeral attendees is also an instrumental adviser to the South Vietnamese during the early 1960s?
(a) General Edward Lansdale.
(b) Joseph Alsop.
(c) Lt. Col. Lucien Conein.
(d) Ho Chi Minh.

3. John Paul Vann is born during what era?
(a) The Great Depression.
(b) The Alaskan Gold Rush.
(c) The 1950s.
(d) The Spanish-American War.

4. What organization is established by President Kennedy to act as an advisory body to the government in South Vietnam?
(a) Military Assistance Command - Vietnam.
(b) The OSS.
(c) Military Council of Vietnam.
(d) Central Intelligence Agency.

5. The protagonist of the book, John Paul Vann, is killed in 1972 while serving what organization?
(a) Army of the Republic of Viet Nam.
(b) Agency for International Development.
(c) Khmer Rouge.
(d) Central Intelligence Agency.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which person below gives John Paul Vann his first military command duties with the 7th Division?

2. This person is an influential figure in stabilizing the national government of the Philippines during the 1950s and was sent to South Vietnam to see if he could do the same there.

3. John Paul Vann is a risk-taker to such a degree that other soldiers were amazed at his bravado (or foolhardiness). How is this personality trait described by those that knew him?

4. After numerous wars with the Chinese and the French, the Vietnamese adopt the following military philosophy which gives the forces of Ho Chi Minh courage during the First and Second Indochina Wars:

5. On which day is the funeral of John Paul Vann held?

(see the answer key)

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