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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When did McNamara say the U.S. would be out of Vietnam, when he visited the country?
(a) By the end of 1968.
(b) By the end of 1965.
(c) By 1970.
(d) By the beginning of 1966.
2. What stance does Halberstam say the administration took as the public sentiment deteriorated?
(a) It became more repressive.
(b) It became more defensive.
(c) It became more removed.
(d) It became less forthcoming.
3. What does Halberstam say was the conclusion of the study that analyzed the results of a bombing attack against the north?
(a) The report concluded that bombing would strengthen the North by building opposition to the Americans.
(b) The report concluded that bombing would deter any further guerilla-style attacks against the South.
(c) The report concluded that bombing would break the Vietcong's supply routes, and end resistance.
(d) The report concluded that bombing would overwhelm the people, and drain support for further attacks.
4. What did Johnson say he needed before they could move against the North?
(a) A stable government in the South.
(b) Success around Saigon.
(c) Success in the Mekong delta.
(d) Bipartisan support.
5. What does Halberstam say conditions were like in South Vietnam by the end of 1964?
(d) Settling into a war of attrition.
6. Who was in charge of the operation code named 34A?
(a) Averell Harriman.
(b) General Harkins.
(c) McGeorge Bundy.
(d) General Westmoreland.
7. What was McNamara beginning to suspect in Vietnam?
(a) The capacity for victory in a guerilla war.
(b) The patience of the American electorate.
(c) Diem's trustworthiness.
(d) The accuracy of bleak military reports.
8. What does Halberstam say was the result of the Spring Offensive?
(a) American troop levels were reduced to 20,000.
(b) The military employed more bombers.
(c) General Westmoreland raised troop levels to 200,000.
(d) General Harkin withdrew from his post.
9. What plan was the U.S. government following by the end of 1964?
(a) Pour as many resources as necessary into Vietnam.
(b) Expand the pacification program.
(c) Restrict operations to bombing missions.
(d) Limit bombing but increase troops on the ground.
10. Who opposed the fact-finding trip to Vietnam in early 1965?
(a) The military.
(b) The CIA.
(c) The State Department.
(d) The President.
11. When does Halberstam say that McNamara realized he had been misled about the conditions in Vietnam?
(a) In his December 1963 trip to Vietnam.
(b) When he read the military reports in December 1963.
(c) When he received envoys from Vietnam in March of 1964.
(d) In his March 1964 trip to Vietnam.
12. When did the Spring offensive start in Vietnam?
(a) March 1963.
(b) May 1965.
(c) April 1964.
(d) June 1966.
13. Who does Halberstam say was making the case for bombing after the 1964 election?
14. Why does Halberstam say that September and October of 1963 were good for the Kennedy administration?
(a) The administration was prepared to pick up seats in special elections.
(b) Averell Harriman made progress on the test ban treaty.
(c) The military made progress in the Mekong Delta.
(d) There was accord on civil rights issues.
15. Who oversaw domestic operations of the operation code named 34A?
(a) General Harkins.
(b) McGeorge Bundy.
(c) General Westmoreland.
(d) Maxwell Taylor.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Halberstam say was decided at the April 20, 1965 meeting in Honolulu?
2. What does Halberstam say the U.S. assured its generals during their meeting in Vietnam?
3. What does Halberstam say was the result of the Gulf of Tonkin incident?
4. What does Halberstam say the Kennedy administration found out after the coup?
5. How does Halberstam say Johnson conducted planning for the Vietnam war?
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