Media's Role in the Anti-Vietnam War Movement


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Which event was considered a turning point in the Vietnam War?

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1. Which of the following did NOT contribute to the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War?

2. If you were to attend a sit-in, what would you most likely see?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Vietnam War was the first war in American history where American citizens were exposed to significant elements of the war on television and other media. You can go over some facts about the media's role in reporting on Vietnam, and specifically its opposition to the war, with the questions in this assessment. Points you'll be tested on include relevant events in the war and examples of media opposition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The Vietnam War's turning point
  • Factors in anti-war sentiment
  • The definition of a sit-in
  • The definition of an editorial statement
  • Media personalities who opposed the war

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer the assessment questions by recalling the lesson's main points on media opposition to the Vietnam War
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand significant aspects of both the Vietnam War and mass media as they relate to the media's perspective on the war
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of media coverage of the Vietnam War by answering the assessment questions related to key aspects the war, details of the anti-war movement and the process and important figures involved in media war coverage

Additional Learning

For more information on media and the Vietnam War, review the corresponding lesson called Media's Role in the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The Vietnam War and television
  • The war's turning point
  • Opposition to the war
  • How the media reported the war