A Revolving Door of Leadership in South Vietnam - Quiz & Worksheet


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Who was the first successor of Ngo Dinh Diem?

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1. Phan Khac Suu and Phan Huy Quat established which of the following?

2. What brought the end of the Khanh regime?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How many times did the regime change in South Vietnam, and what characteristics marked each of the new leaders? This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of the events leading to and the results of each change in leadership during this era.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The name of Ngo Dinh Diem's first successor
  • The government established by Phan Khac Suu and Phan Huy Quat
  • The reason why the Khanh regime ended
  • The longest-lasting post-Diem regime
  • Reasons why changing leadership in South Vietnam impacted the involvement of the United States in the war

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the different styles of leadership that marked the post-Diem era in South Vietnam
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the complications for the United States during each of the changes in leadership in South Vietnam
  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding the instability of leadership in South Vietnam during the war and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the events that led to changes in South Vietnam leadership, review the accompanying lesson called A Revolving Door of Leadership in South Vietnam. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The leadership of General Duong Van Minh and the creation of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)
  • The regime of General Nguyen Khanh and why his administration failed
  • South Vietnam under a civilian government from 1964-1965
  • Events during the leadership of the two Young Turks from 1965 until the end of the U.S.' involvement in the war