The Best and the Brightest Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What did the U.S. embassy offer to Diem and Nhu when the coup began? (from Chapters 15-16)


What does Halberstam say happened when control shifted out of Taylor's hands in March and April 1965? (from Chapters 23-24)


Where was the war going well, at the time when the White House was losing faith in Diem, according to Halberstam? (from Chapters 13-14)


How does Halberstam say Johnson conducted planning for the Vietnam war? (from Chapters 27 - Epilogue - Final Word)


What evidence does Halberstam give for the deterioration of the mood in America? (from Chapters 27 - Epilogue - Final Word)

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