SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1122: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1122

1. Put the following events in order from oldest to most recent.

1) Geneva Accords

2) Tonkin Gulf

3) Dien Bien Phu

4) The Tet offensive

5) The assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem

Answer choices:

A. 2, 3, 4, 1, 5
B. 4, 3, 2, 5, 1
C. 3, 1, 5, 2, 4
D. 3, 1, 4, 2, 5
E. 2, 3, 5, 1, 4

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The French were defeated at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. The Geneva Accords were signed soon after. Diem was killed in 1963. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution was passed in 1964, during the campaign of Johnson against Goldwater. The Tet offensive occurred in 1968, before Johnson decided not to seek another term.

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