Gulf of Tonkin Crisis and Resolution: Events and Congressional Response


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How were American naval destroyers used in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Desoto Patrols?

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1. The North Vietnamese attacked the U.S.S Maddox on which date?

2. What was the name of the South Vietnamese-led mission to gather intelligence on and harass the North Vietnamese?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Gulf of Tonkin crisis. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Operation Pierce Arrow.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Attack on the U.S.S. Maddox
  • President Johnson's response to North Vietnamese attacks
  • South Vietnamese intelligence missions

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Gulf of Tonkin crisis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the DeSoto patrols
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the Gulf of Tonkin Crisis and Resolution: Events and Congressional Repsonse. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the significance of the Gulf of Tonkin crisis
  • Understand how the events in the Gulf of Tonkin led to escalated hostilities
  • Recognize the effects of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution