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

Neil Sheehan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


How much preparation time do the Vietcong have before the ARVN attacked them at Ap Bac? (from Book 3, "The Battle of Ap Bac")


What is the name of John Paul Vann's biological father? (from Book 5, "Antecedents to the Man")


Which of the following Vietnam War-era journalists is awarded the Pulitzer Prize in December, 1963, for reporting John Paul Vann's assessment of the situation in Vietnam? (from Book 4, "Taking on the System")


Medical treatment centers are established by USOM to help what group of people? (from Book 6, "A Second Time Around")


How does John Paul Vann's mother make money for herself? (from Book 5, "Antecedents to the Man")

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