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The War in Vietnam, Part One: War Before the War (Grade 8)

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The War in Vietnam, Part One: War Before the War

From the earliest aid of French military forces in Indochina to the fall of Saigon, what were the years of U.S. involvement in Vietnam?
  1. 1914-1918
  2. 1939-1945
  3. 1950-1953
  4. 1950-1975
How many U.S. presidents were in office during the years of U.S. involvement in Vietnam?             
The war was considered by some a proxy conflict in the                        between the world's superpowers the United States and the Soviet Union.
Although most of the conflict took place in Vietnam, which two of these other countries also saw fighting on their soil?
  1. Nepal
  2. Cambodia
  3. Thailand
  4. Laos
  5. Japan
Vietnam was called Indochina when it was a colony of the                    empire.
When the                        invaded Vietnam in World War Two, they were opposed by the national independence coalition known as the Việt Minh which received support from the U.S. and China.
After Vietnam won its independence from France, it was partitioned in 1954 into what two parts?
  1. East and West
  2. North and South
  3. Upper and Lower
  4. Highlands and Lowlands
The capital of communist Vietnam was                    and the capital of the Republic of Vietnam was                   .
  1. Saigon; Hanoi
  2. Hanoi; Saigon
  3. Saigon; Phnom Penh
  4. Hanoi; Vientiane
The political organization and communist insurgents in the Republic of Vietnam were known as
  1. the Pathet Lao.
  2. the Việt Minh.
  3. the Việt Cộng.
  4. the Khmer Rouge.
The U.S. supported the Việt Minh with arms and funding during World War Two, so how did the U.S. end up fighting against the Việt Minh in the Vietnam War?

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