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True / False 2

  1. The self-immolation of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc began as an accident on the streets of Saigon in 1963.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. Upon assuming the presidency in November 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson quickly proved skilled and comfortable at handling international issues.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. Unlike in the case of Korea, Europeans refused to supply any troops for U.S. efforts in Vietnam.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. In 1968, thousands of college age volunteers cut their long hair and shaved their beards to become “clean for Gene” as they campaigned for him in New Hampshire.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ordered the reinforcement of his 12,000-member police force with 6,000 National Guardsmen.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. Richard Nixon’s visit to China ended more than two decades of estrangement between the two countries.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. The announcement that “peace is at hand” in Vietnam in October 1972 helped Nixon coast to a landslide victory over George McGovern.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. By 1974, Nixon’s policy of détente had earned him the gratitude and respect of the majority of Americans.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. In the Yom Kippur War of 1973, Henry Kissinger and Soviet Foreign minister Andrei Gromyko jointly called on the UN Security Council to sponsor a ceasefire.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. Despite the Watergate scandal, it was Nixon’s resignation in August 1974 that temporarily unified the country.
      a. True
      b. False
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