SAT Subject US History Practice Question 643: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 643

84. The attack launched by North Vietnamese troops on January 30, 1968, is called the Tet Offensive because

A. January 30 is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year
B. Tet is the province where fighting was launched
C. General Tet and his staff advisors planned the attack
D. the fighting began with the troops crossed the Tet River
E. Tet was a Vietnamese code name for the operation

Correct Answer: A


"Tet" is the Vietnamese name for the New Year's holiday.

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