Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did the problem with the Buddhist monks begin?
2. What rule does Halberstam say Kennedy was following in trying to appoint a Secretary of State?
3. How long had Ho Chi Minh's communism associations been known to the U.S., in Halberstam's account?
4. When Kennedy did not authorize more troops, what does Halberstam say he told the Pentagon?
5. How does Halberstam say McNamara learned about the affairs in Vietnam?
Short Essay Questions
1. What issues were discussed as there started to be struggles over Vietnam strategy in mid-1965?
2. Describe the confrontation in Laos.
3. What does Halberstam say happened when Westmoreland assumed control?
4. How did the meeting between Lovett and Kennedy play in the press?
5. What did the Johnson administration tell America as it committed more troops to Vietnam?
6. Describe Vietnam's problems with the Buddhist monks.
7. What happened during the Gulf of Tonkin incident?
8. How did the fall of China and the Cold War affect the Kennedy administration?
9. Why didn't the U.S. gain the loyalty of the Vietnamese peasants?
10. What does Halberstam say became clear to the American government after Diem's death?
Was it necessary for opponents of the war to be marginalized within the American government? Describe the organizational and bureaucratic rules and pressures that were used to effectively silence or transfer officials who spoke out against the war. Was this required, for efficient planning, or did the transfers constitute repression?
What kind of administrative or bureaucratic changes could have helped the war effort in Vietnam? Specifically, how could U.S. commanders have ensured that accurate information flowed unimpeded from troops and analysts in Vietnam to military planners in the U.S.? What factors in the military or political establishment created this problem?
Did the Vietnam War mark a change in American ideology? Was the concept of natural rights changed or abandoned? Was Vietnam a war like other wars America had fought, or was it unprecedented? How did the U.S. government's response to the opposition to the war change the nature of citizenship and political activity in America?
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