The Best and the Brightest Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Why did the Americans back down on demands for reform in Vietnam in 1962, in Halberstam's account? (from Chapters 9-10)

2.

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

3.

What plan was the U.S. government following by the end of 1964? (from Chapters 21-22)

4.

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)

5.

What does Halberstam say was Lyndon Johnson's feeling about the coup? (from Chapters 15-16)

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