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Pop Quiz! How Much Do You Know About the Korean War?


January 3, 2018
Refuse Facism

Donald Trump has threatened "fire and fury" against people living on the Korean Peninsula. Many people fear and hate Trump but do not know the history of Korean-US relations including the Korean War of the 1950s. Take this test and RefuseFascism will email you the results of your quiz and publish overall responses as soon as the quiz generates at least 1,000 submissions.

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Pop Quiz! How Much Do You Know About the Korean War?
Before You Go Along With And Give Your Silent Approval
To the Murder of Tens of Millions Koreans,
Take This Quiz And See How Much You Really Know!

Refuse Facism (Test was created by revcom.us)

Trump threatens "fire and fury" against people living on the Korean peninsula. Many people fear and hate Trump but do not know the history of Korean-US relations including the Korean War of the 1950s.

To take the test, >a href="https://refusefascism.org/2017/12/07/how-much-do-you-know-about-the-korean-war/"> Click here. We will email you the results of your quiz and publish overall responses after we receive at least 1,000 submissions.

1. How many Koreans, and how many American troops, were killed in the Korean War, 1950-1953?

* About 100,000 U.S. troops, and about 1 million Koreans
* About 1 million U.S. troops, and about 1 million Koreans
* About 450,000 U.S. troops, and about 1 million Koreans
* About 650,000 U.S. troops, and about 2 million Koreans
* About 60,000 U.S. troops, and over 3 million Koreans

2. True or false: U.S. warplanes dropped more bomb and napalm tonnage during the Korean War than they had during the entire Pacific campaign of World War 2.

* True
* False

3. If the number of Americans killed in the Korean War was proportional to the number of Koreans, how many Americans would have died?

* 1,000,000
* 5,000,000
* 25,000,000
* 45,000,000

4. What percentage of buildings in North Korea, over one story high, were destroyed by U.S. bombing by the end of the war?

* 20%
* 40%
* 60%
* 80%
* Over 99%

5. Which country used chemical and biological weapons on Koreans during the Korean War?

* North Korea
* South Korea
* The United States
* China
* The Soviet Union

6. After the surrender of Japan in World War 2, in response to overwhelming demands by nearly every political force in Korea for an independent and unified country, which of the following represented U.S. policy?

* President Truman admonished U.S. military commanders to stop sending him "messages from representatives of self-styled governments which are not recognized by the Government of the United States" who were appealing for U.S. support for Korean independence and reunification.

* The U.S. National Security Agency assessed that Koreans were not ready to choose their own government due to the "political immaturity of the Korean people."

* U.S. intelligence documents reported that if open elections were held, "Almost all Koreans are leftists by current US standards, and not even the conservative parties can be considered defenders of traditional capitalism . . . Soviet policies might therefore be expected to have great popular appeal in Korea."

* The 1948 elections in South Korea staged by the U.S. should be branded as having “strong popular support” even though, according to U.S. intelligence agencies, "they were boycotted by almost all organized parties except two of the large extreme rightist groups," and the fact that "moderate factions . . . joined with the Communists in boycotting the election on the ostensible grounds that the election would tend to perpetuate the artificial division of Korea. . . ."

* All of the above.

7. True or false: In 1958, the United States installed hundreds of nuclear weapons, battlefield tactical weapons, and short-range warheads on missiles in South Korea, and kept them there until 1991 when they were replaced with missiles the Pentagon thought presented less threat of contaminating South Korea in the event of a war.

* True
* False

8. The Bodo League Massacre was the greatest massacre of civilians in the Korean War. Which of the following describes the nature of that massacre?

* The Chinese brutally murdered between 100,000 and 200,000 captured U.S. and South Korean POWs.

* The North Koreans rounded up and killed between 100,000 and 200,000 pro-Democracy dissidents.

* The U.S.-backed government in South Korea massacred between 100,000 and 200,000 civilians it suspected of being communists or communist sympathizers.

* Between 100,000 and 200,000 ethnic minorities were forced march to their death in the Soviet Union because their loyalty to the North Korean regime was suspect.

9. True or false: The United States has pledged to never be the first country to launch a nuclear attack.

* True
* False

10. Any decision by President Trump to launch a nuclear attack on North Korea would require which of the following:

* Authorization by Congress
* The agreement of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* A review by the Defense Intelligence Agency
* All of the above
* None of the above

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