The My Lai Massacre: Causes and Significance

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What was the major effect of the My Lai Massacre?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a repercussion of the My Lai Massacre?

2. What was NOT a consequence of Seymour Hersh's exposed story on the My Lai Massacre?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn about one of the most demoralizing events of the Vietnam War with this worksheet and quiz. You will be assessed on your knowledge of the My Lai Massacre, including the individual who lead the assault and the individual who broke the news to the United States public.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Identify the individual who led the assault on My Lai and the punishment for his actions
  • Give the name used to identify the execution of hundreds of Vietnamese at My Lai
  • List the repercussions of this attack
  • Name the journalist that reported on the My Lai Massacre in November of 1969

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the My Lai Massacre
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the impacts of the My Lai Massacre
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key players responsible for the factual reporting of this attack

Additional Learning

To learn more about the causes and significance study the lesson titled, The My Lai Massacre: Causes and Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the events of March 16,1968 in My Lai
  • Learn about the Tet Offensive
  • Understand how the massacre at My Lai affected the antiwar movement in the United States and the credibility gap
  • Read about the repercussions of the My Lai Massacre including the punishments for those found guilty
  • Explain why the My Lai Massacre was not initially reported in full in the United States
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