Operation Ranch Hand: Definition, Strategy & Impact


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In what year did American veterans exposed to the 'rainbow herbicides' start receiving health and monetary benefits for their medical issues?

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1. Which one of the following was NOT a primary objective of Operation Ranch Hand?

2. During what years was Operation Ranch Hand active?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dense vegetation in Vietnam proved to be a formidable obstacle to U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. Because of this, Operation Ranch Hand was created and deployed. Use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of the goal and effects of Operation Ranch Hand.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes:

  • Primary objectives of Operation Ranch Hand
  • Forest acreage destroyed by Operation Ranch Hand
  • Active years of Operation Ranch Hand
  • Results of the negative health effects of 'rainbow herbicides'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the year health benefits were first given to American veterans who were exposed to 'rainbow herbicides'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Operation Ranch Hand
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the number of Vietnamese people affected by 'rainbow herbicides'

Additional Learning

Learn about the military operation in Vietnam that used herbicides by reviewing the lesson Operation Ranch Hand: Definition, Strategy and Impact. The objectives covered include:

  • Know what the 'rainbow herbicides' were
  • Understand why 'rainbow herbicides' were used
  • Review the long-term effects of Operation Ranch Hand