Vietnam War Opinionnaire

Directions: Read each of the following statements. Write A if you agree with the statement or D if you disagree with it.

  1. "The only heroes in war are the dead ones."
  2. "My country right or wrong is not just a slogan - it is every citizen's patriotic duty.
  3. Rambo is a good image for Americans to have of the Vietnam veteran: he represents all that America stands for and the American soldier in war.
  4. No cause, political or otherwise, is worth dying for.
  5. Most American soldiers participated in acts of brutality against Vietnamese civilians.
  6. "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"
  7. It is never right to kill another person.
  8. The men who fought in the Vietnam War did so because they were very patriotic.
  9. Movies like Rambo are very bad because they show a distorted view of what war is really like and what it is like to be a soldier.
  10. "The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."
  11. The Vietnam War was a guerilla war; therefore it is understandable that Vietnamese civilians suffered as a result of American military actions. 
  12. People should never compromise their ideals or beliefs.
  13. For soldiers who served in Vietnam, the difference between death and survival often meant not worrying about potential harm to innocent civilians or doing the right or moral thing.
  14. When Vietnam veterans came home from the war, most Americans treated them as returning heroes.
  15. "Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant taste of death but once."
  16. Women have very little to do with war; they do not fight and suffer very little.
  17. "The men who do well on the average, perhaps with one moment of glory those men are brave."
  18. Any American soldier who refuses to fight or who deserts in a war should be shot for being a coward and a traitor.
  19. Those who avoid the draft or desert or go to some other country should never be given amnesty or allowed to return to the United States.
  20. Rarely in any of America's wars have American soldiers participated in acts of brutality against civilians or others.
  21. Which war among those listed below was the worst war America has ever been involved in?
    1. Revolutionary War
    2. Civil War
    3. World War I
    4. World War II
    5. Korean War
    6. Vietnam War