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

Neil Sheehan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What food is NOT a staple in the Vann family diet when John Paul Vann was growing up? (from Book 5, "Antecedents to the Man")

2.

Brigadier General Pham Quoc Thuan constructs this facility based on the demands of U.S. G.I.s: (from Book 7, "John Vann Stays")

3.

On what date do the American advisers and ARVN military commanders begin planning the offensive at Ap Bac? (from Book 3, "The Battle of Ap Bac")

4.

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

5.

How far off (in miles) from their intended landing zones are the ARVN paratroopers eventually dropped? (from Book 3, "The Battle of Ap Bac")

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