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

Neil Sheehan
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

French occupation of Vietnam officially ends shortly after this decisive battle during the First Indochina War: (from Book 2, "Antecedents to a Confrontation")

3.

The name for the pro-North Vietnamese forces based in South Vietnam is the ___________________. (from Book 2, "Antecedents to a Confrontation")

4.

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

5.

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

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