A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Quiz

Neil Sheehan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


How many ARVN helicopters are downed by the VC forces during the battle? (from Book 3, "The Battle of Ap Bac")


What position is offered to John Paul Vann by Secretary of State Robert McNamara? (from Book 7, "John Vann Stays")


Which ARVN commander launches a "dummy assault" on the Ap Bac site to save face and put a positive PR spin on the confrontation? (from Book 4, "Taking on the System")


During the late 1960s, who is the station chief in Vietnam for the pacification-worker project? (from Book 7, "John Vann Stays")


What are the two key reasons why the ARVN forces did not soundly defeat the VC at Ap Bac? (from Book 3, "The Battle of Ap Bac")

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