History Related MCQs

History Related MCQs

1. Who was NOT a presidential candidate in the election of November 1968?George WallaceLyndon JohnsonHubert HumphreyRichard Nixon2. The Nixon-Kissinger teamshowed how effective an active vice president could be.paired a traditional small-town conservative with a troubled and profane easterner.brought little foreign affairs expertise to the White House.shared a global vision of U.S. foreign policy, and tended to pursue their ends secretly.3. A group of typical U.S. soldiers in Vietnam would include all EXCEPTdraftees.the least educated Americans.young men.black or Hispanic Americans.4. The Gulf of Tonkin resolution, as passed bythe Congress, authorized President Johnson to take all necessary measures to repel attacks on U.S. forces.the UN General Assembly, condemned U.S. aggression against the people of Vietnam.the UN Security Council, called for both U.S. and North Vietnamese forces to withdraw from South Vietnam.the Congress, blocked further commitment of U.S. ground troops without Congressional approval.5. President Nixons carrot-and-stick plan to end the war in Vietnam included all EXCEPTa swift, short invasion of North Vietnam.a swift, short invasion of Cambodia.hard-line negotiations with North Vietnam.shifting the burden of actual combat to the South Vietnamese.6. National leaders divided into two opposing camps concerning involvement in the Vietnam War. They were the and the .beats; hippiesdoves; hawksreal Americans; flower childrensilent majority; student radicals7. Who in the 1950s did NOT support helping Indians to end their confinement on reservations and move into the urban mainstream?liberals seeking to free Indians from reservationswestern politicians seeking access to reservation resourcesfull-blood Indians seeking to preserve tribal cultureconservatives seeking to roll back New Deal programs8. The Nixon Doctrine proclaimedthat the U. S. would expect its allies to share the burden of preserving world peace and order.that the U.S. would deepen its involvement in other parts of the world once out of Vietnam.a new Wilsonian internationalism.Vietnamization9. The chapter introduction juxtaposes the stories of Marines in Vietnam and National Guardsmen at Kent State to make what point?America divided over the fundamental question of who was a true friend and who the real enemy.Communist infiltration could harm Americans just as it did the South Vietnamese.In the Vietnam War, the military was less the villain than the victim.Poorly prepared and ineptly led armed forces led to Americas defeat at home and abroad.10. How did U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War finally end?with the unilateral withdrawal of U.S. troopswith the negotiated withdrawal of U.S. troops according to a treaty with North Vietnamwith the negotiated withdrawal of U.S. troops according to a treaty with South Vietnamwith an international peace conference after the defeat of a large U.S. force11. All of the following traumas occurred in 1968 EXCEPTthe first big urban race riot in Watts.the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King.confrontation in the streets during the Democratic convention.the Tet offensive in Vietnam.12. What tactic, eventually ruled by the courts as illegal, did President Nixon use to battle Democratic programs that he opposed.line-item vetonullificationexecutive privilegeimpoundment13. Why couldnt Americas superior technology prevail in Vietnam?Politicians and the media refused to let the military use its technology effectively.Technology did not distinguish friend from foe.The U.S. never exploited its technological advantages.The Vietnamese peasants were more influenced by the terrorist attacks of the Vietcong than the incomprehensible machines of the Americans.14 . For America, the was a great failure of foreign intelligence, a great tactical military success, and a great political defeat.Democratic convention of 1968theory of escalationWar on PovertyTet offensive15. Richard Nixon in 1968 campaigned on a platformpromising immediate negotiations to end the war.endorsing protest and permissiveness.promoting law and order.attacking liberals, intellectuals, and long-hairs.16. In a war with uncertain goalsto escalate until the other side negotiated a settlementwhat became the measure of U.S. military success?territory occupied by U.S. or South Vietnam forcesbombing damage assessmentsbody countsopinion polls showing how many South Vietnamese supported their government17. What is the word that describes Americas new relationship with China and the Soviet Union, as fostered by Nixon and Kissinger?divide and conquerSALTd?tenteconfrontation18. The term Vietnamization refers to the policy ofcountering anti-war propaganda with a campaign to tell the real story in Vietnam.shifting U.S. military operations from conventional tactics to guerrilla-type combat like that of the Viet Cong.shifting the burden of actual combat to the South Vietnamese.training United States troops in the Nine Rules for understanding Vietnamese culture.19. What key segment of the American electorate did both George Wallace and Richard Nixon try to attract?the unemployedthe white lower-middle classindividualistic-minded westernerssenior citizens20. The Tet offensive of 1968 wasa tactical defeat for the Communists.a political defeat for the United States.both a tactical defeat for the Communists and a political defeat for the United States.None of these answers is correct.


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