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

Neil Sheehan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Which city in North Vietnam is the base for Ho Chi Minh's government? (from Book 2, "Antecedents to a Confrontation")

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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")

5.

One of the primary sources of income for Vietnamese families in U.S. controlled areas (especially the large cities like Saigon) is: (from Book 7, "John Vann Stays")

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