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Unit 5 Test
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Most American POWs were _____.
airmen who were shot down over North Vietnam
American POWs used a tap code _____.
to communicate with one another, in which a series of taps represented letters in the alphabet
The most notorious of the facilities in North Vietnam for American prisoners of war was the Hoa Lo prison, nicknamed _____.
the Hanoi Hilton
American POWs _____.
were not given adequate food or medical care, were released in 1973 after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords
Fifty POWs were rescued from Son Tay prison.
South Vietnam experienced a sharp economic decline _____.
with the American withdrawal
Richard Nixon _____.
was the first U.S. president to resign from office, was disgraced by the Watergate scandal
What problems affected the South Vietnamese army after the Paris Peace Accords?
The troops were spread thin, Desertions reached an all-time high
The Watergate burglars _____.
wanted to install listening devices at the Democratic National Committee headquarters
After the United States did not respond to the fall of Phuoc Long province, the North Vietnamese concluded that the United States would not reenter the conflict in Vietnam.
_______ fell to the communists on April 30, 1975.
The last leader of South Vietnam was _____.
Duong Van Minh
The U.S. evacuated Vietnamese _____.
whose lives were believed to be at risk if they stayed behind
The last Americans to leave South Vietnam were evacuated by _____ from the U.S. embassy.
The withdrawal of South Vietnamese troops from the northern and central provinces caused _____.
a general panic as thousands of soldiers and civilians crowded the roads to escape
Who won the national design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?
What does the Vietnam Veterans Memorial look like?
a V-shaped black granite wall that looks like it has been cut into the earth
The names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are listed _____.
in chronological order by date of casualty
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial ______.
was dedicated on Veterans Day 1982, is the most visited memorial in Washington, D.C.
How many names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder would sometimes not appear until some time after the Vietnam veteran returned home.
Returning veterans of the Vietnam War ______.
had difficulty at times adjusting to civilian life
Which of the following political figures are Vietnam veterans?
Senator John McCain, Senator John Kerry
How have Vietnam veterans contributed to American understanding of the Vietnam War?
by speaking in classrooms across the United States, by entering counseling for PTSD
What is a symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
The War Powers Act ______.
was passed over Nixon's veto, limits the president's power to commit American military forces overseas
Americans disagree about the lessons of Vietnam. The lessons learned include _____.
the U.S. should not attack countries that do not pose a direct threat, that military tactics must be adjusted to meet the particular circumstances of each war
What was the Vietnam syndrome?
the U.S. reluctance to military intervention following the Vietnam War
What is one way in which Americans believe that the United States could have won in Vietnam?
by using its military power quickly and without limit
After the fall of Saigon, Americans ______.
just wanted to forget about the war
Boat people were _____.
sometimes forced back to sea by other countries
Why were some Vietnamese afraid for their lives when the communists took control of Vietnam?
They had supported the Americans and South Vietnamese government and feared communist reprisals, The communists had executed sympathizers of the South Vietnamese government in Hue during the Tet Offensive and many Vietnamese thought they would do the same after they won the war.
The largest Vietnamese American community is in _____.
Who did the communists send to reeducation camps after the war?
South Vietnamese army officers and government officials
In most Vietnamese American households, _____.
Vietnamese is the primary language
President Clinton _____.
lifted the embargo against Vietnam, was the first U.S. president to visit Vietnam since the end of the war
After the war, Americans wanted a full accounting of _____.
The United States restored diplomatic relations with Vietnam _____.
in the 1990s
The United States gave Vietnam the reconstruction aid promised by Richard Nixon.
President ____________ extended the wartime embargo against North Vietnam to all of the newly unified Vietnam.
Conditions in Vietnam were harsh in the postwar years, especially for those who lived in the________.
Older generations of Vietnamese in the United States have complained about _____.
the breakdown of the traditional Vietnamese family structure
Communist policies in the postwar years caused hardships that prompted many Vietnamese to _____.
flee the country
Which of the following are reminders of the war in Vietnam?
unexploded American bombs and mines, a landscape pockmarked by bomb craters, defoliated jungle
Younger generations of Vietnamese _____.
do not know a lot about the war with the Americans
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