Battle for the Ia Drang Valley: The US Army vs The People's Army of Vietnam


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Which of the following statements about the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley is FALSE?

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1. Why was the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley perceived as a victory for the United States?

2. During the November 1965 battle at X-Ray, what compelled Moore to call for code 'Broken Arrow?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What was the U.S. strategy during the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley, and what was the result of this confrontation? Use the practice questions in this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of the details and importance of this battle.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Another name for the United States Army 7th Cavalry
  • The ability to recognize the significance of the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley
  • Which Landing Zone Colonel Harold Moore chose to occupy
  • The order by Colonel Moore that was issued to save the 7th Calvary during heavy fighting
  • Which Landing Zone saw the 2nd Battalion, 7th Calvary ambushed by the Vietnamese army

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the significance of this battle and its importance to the U.S. during the Vietnam War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the U.S. strategy in the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the outcome of this battle

Additional Learning

To learn more about this conflict, review the accompanying lesson called Battle for the Ia Drang Valley: The US Army vs The People's Army of Vietnam. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the time frame of the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley
  • Outline the implications of this battle
  • Detail how the U.S. prepared for this battle
  • Provide details about the fighting between the U.S. and Vietnamese armies during this confrontation
  • Discuss the final battle fought during this campaign
  • Describe the outcome of the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley