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Answers: Quiz Number 1 - General Knowledge

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Answers: Quiz 1. General Knowledge about the Vietnam War

Question 1:
    When did the 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry arrive in Vietnam?
      22 September 1967
      18 June 1968
      13 December 1970
      6 September 1971
Question 2:
    Which was the first major U.S. Army combat unit to arrive in Vietnam?
      1st Infantry Division
      1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
      1st Logistical Command
      173d Airborne Brigade (Separate)
Question 3:
    What do the letters ARVN stand for?
      Allied Returned Veterans of Nam
      American Relief for Viet Nam
      Army of the Republic of Viet Nam
      Army of Regional Viet Nam
Question 4:
    What do the letters NVA stand for?
      No Viable Alternatives
      Non-Violent Atheists
      No Vietnamese Allowed
      North Vietnamese Army
Question 5:
    What was the primary infantry weapon used by the Communist forces?
      U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 (Garand)
Question 6:
    Who was the Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam from 1964-1968?
      General Frederick Weyand
      General Creighton Abrahms
      General William Westmoreland
      General Maxwell Taylor
Question 7:
    Who are the Montagnards?
      Vietnamese Hill Tribes
      French mercernaries
      NVA infiltrators
      South Vietnamese Special Forces
Question 8:
    Name the U.S. bombing campaign against North Vietnam between February 1965 and October 1968 ?
      Operation Linebacker 1
      Operation Rolling Thunder
      Operation Linebacker 2
      Operation Arc-Light
Question 9:
    What caliber was the M79 Grenade Launcher?
      4 inch
      81 mm
      40 mm
      5.56 mm
Question 10:
    What was the maximum effective range of the M79 Grenade Launcher?
      15 meters
      100 meters
      250 meters
      400 meters
Question 11:
    Where was the 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry assigned?
      Military Region I (I Corps Tactical Zone)
      Military Region II (II Corps Tactical Zone)
      Military Region III (III Corps Tactical Zone)
      Military Region IV (IV Corps Tactical Zone)
Question 12:
    What South Vietnamese political district was LZ Uplift located within?
      Thien Giao
      An Khe
      Bong Son
      Phu My
Question 13:
    What was the name of the major Communist offensive of 1968?
      Dung Lai
      Counteroffensive Phase VI
      Chieu Hoi
Question 14:
    Who was the commander-in-chief of the Communist forces?
      General Giap
      General Ky
      General Thieu
      President Ho Chi Minh
Question 15:
    What is the name of the route used by North Vietnam to infiltrate troops and supplies into the South?
      Ho Chi Minh Trail
      Freedom Trail
      Highway 1, the Street Without Joy
      Mang Yang Pass
Question 16:
    What major base in the Central Highlands was the headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Division, the 4th Infantry Division and the 173rd Airborne Brigade while the 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry was assigned to them?
      Camp Holloway
      LZ English
      Camp Radcliff (at An Khe)
      LZ Betty
Question 17:
    What armored recovery vehicle was organic to a mechanized infantry battalion?
      M88 vehicle tracked recovery
      M543A2 5-ton, 6x6 wrecker
      M548 6-ton ammunition carrier with1,500-lb. capacity hoist
      M578 vehicle tracked recovery
Question 18:
    Who were the principal signatories at the Paris Peace Accords?
      Nixon and Ho Chi Minh
      Westmoreland and Giap
      Kissinger and Le Duc Tho
      Kissinger and Thieu
Question 19:
    What kind of weapon was CS/CN?
      Phougas jellied gasoline
      Tear gas and nausea (vomit) gas
      Riot control cluster bombs
      Antipersonnel mine
Question 20:
    What was the rated maximum speed of the M113A1 armored personnel carrier in water?
      1 mph
      3.5 mph
      5 mph
      40-42 mph

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