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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 7, "John Vann Stays".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The ARVN commanders feel ____________ to the forces of the Vietcong.
(a) Superior
(b) Allegiance with
(c) Inferior
(d) Equal to

2. What is the name of John Paul Vann's sweetheart and (eventual) wife?
(a) Mary Jo Allen.
(b) Mary Jane Allen.
(c) Mary Lee Allen.
(d) Mary Louise Allen.

3. What are the two key reasons why the ARVN forces did not soundly defeat the VC at Ap Bac?
(a) Insufficient men and munitions.
(b) Poor communications and timing.
(c) Lack of air support and inferior weapons.
(d) Bad advise from the Americans and no armor support.

4. In what year is John Paul Vann born?
(a) 1933.
(b) 1962.
(c) 1924.
(d) 1941.

5. What is the name of John Paul Vann's mother?
(a) Janice Miller.
(b) Roberta Marie Vann.
(c) Myrtle Lee Tripp.
(d) Florence Henderson.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a major problem for the South Vietnamese military commanders and politicians?

2. Which of the following is true about the relationship between John Paul Vann and Huynh Van Cao?

3. Which of the following ARVN infantry units is referred to as the "cockpit of war" during Vietnam?

4. What position is offered to John Paul Vann by Secretary of State Robert McNamara?

5. Which of the following famous generals is NOT present in the funeral processional of John Paul Vann?

(see the answer key)

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