U.S. Reaction to the Geneva Accords: Summary & Analysis


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Why was France willing to negotiate with the Viet Minh?

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1. During the Geneva Accords, how did the U.S. view Ngo Dinh Diem?

2. What problem did the U.S. face with Ngo Dinh Diem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Geneva Accords were the result of a conference held in the 1950's following the First Indochina War. This quiz will focus on the motivations for and outcomes of the conference.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of:

  • France's desire to negotiate
  • Ngo Dinh Diem
  • U.S. aid to South Vietnam
  • U.S. reaction to the conference

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - use information about the U.S.'s interest in Vietnam to analyze the country's reaction to the Geneva Accords
  • Information recall - remember significant facts about the Geneva Accords
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the United States' thoughts about Ngo Dinh Diem

Additional Learning

For more information about this conference, check out the accompanying lesson entitled U.S. Reaction to the Geneva Accords: Summary & Analysis. The lesson details the following learning objectives:

  • Examine relations between Vietnam and France
  • Explore the Buddhist Crisis and its role in shaping political events
  • Examine the CIA's tactics in facilitating change in Vietnam