The Battle of Ap Bac: Causes and Impacts


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Why did the United States want the South Vietnamese soldiers to engage the National Liberation Front in the Dinh Tuong province?

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1. The Army of the Republic of Vietnam moved into the area of Tan Thoi and Ap Bac after uncovering _____.

2. The difference in reporting between Washington, D.C. and the media over the Battle of Ap Bac led to the beginning of the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will display your knowledge of the Battle of Ap Bac. Areas of emphasis on the test include the belligerents and American advisors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The two belligerents involved in the battle
  • American advisors
  • Differences in reporting from the media

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Battle of Ap Bac
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of America in the conflict
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the media coverage and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the battle, review the lesson The Battle of Ap Bac: Causes and Impacts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Battle's long term impact
  • Definition of credibility gap
  • Respective roles of Paul Harkins, David Halberstam, and Neil Sheehan