Vietnam Turning Points: The Buddhist Crisis, Kennedy Assassination & More


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The replacement of Frederick Nolting Jr. as Ambassador to South Vietnam in 1963 by _____ signaled a change from the United States' previous _____ of Ngo Dinh Diem.

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1. The notion of a credibility gap developed following the questionable reporting of this engagement.

2. Buddhists began protesting against the Diem regime in response to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will evaluate your knowledge of the Vietnam War in 1963. Topics that you will be tested on include Frederick Nolting, Jr. and credibility gaps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Who replaced Nolting, Jr
  • When the idea of a credibility gap arose
  • When Buddhist protests against the Diem regime began
  • The general in charge of the coup against Ngo Dinh Diem
  • The name of the security measure President Johnson approved

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Vietnam War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Diem regime and protests against it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding United States involvement and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

1963 was an important year for the Vietnam War. You can learn more about this year and the war by reading the lesson called Vietnam Turning Points: The Buddhist Crisis, Kennedy Assassination & More. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Details the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy
  • Explains the Diem regime
  • Reviews the role the U.S. played in Diem's assassination
  • Covers the Buddhist crisis