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How much do you know about the Cuban Revolution? Take this "The Bay Of Pigs Invasion Quiz." In the year 196, 1400 Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba. The plan was to overthrow Fidel Castro and his revolution. Take the Bay Of Pigs Invasion Quiz and get to understand more about the revolution. Best of luck to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the invasion between?

    • A.

      The U.S and Russia

    • B.

      Russia and Germany

    • C.

      The U.S and Cuba

    • D.

      Russia and Cuba

    Correct Answer
    C. The U.S and Cuba
    Explanation
    The invasion referred to in the question is the Bay of Pigs invasion, which took place in 1961. It was a failed military operation by the United States to overthrow the Cuban government, led by Fidel Castro. The United States supported and trained a group of Cuban exiles to carry out the invasion, but it was ultimately unsuccessful. Therefore, the correct answer is "The U.S and Cuba."

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  • 2. 

    When did the Invasion begin?

    • A.

      April 21, 1960

    • B.

      April 17, 1961

    • C.

      March 1, 1959

    • D.

      January 30, 1961

    Correct Answer
    B. April 17, 1961
    Explanation
    The correct answer is April 17, 1961. This date marks the beginning of the Invasion.

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  • 3. 

    Which was not a reason for the Invasion?

    • A.

      To overthrow Castro

    • B.

      For the U.S to gain control over Cuba again

    • C.

      To stop communism from spreading outside of Cuba.

    • D.

      To help defeat Russia.

    Correct Answer
    D. To help defeat Russia.
    Explanation
    The invasion of Cuba was not motivated by the goal of helping defeat Russia. The other options provided all offer plausible reasons for the invasion. Overthrowing Castro, regaining control over Cuba, and stopping the spread of communism were all strategic objectives for the United States at the time. However, there is no evidence to suggest that the invasion was directly aimed at defeating Russia.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the president of the United States that caused the invasion?

    • A.

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • B.

      Harry S. Truman

    • C.

      Ronald Reagan

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    D. John F. Kennedy
    Explanation
    John F. Kennedy was the president of the United States who caused the invasion. This suggests that during his presidency, there was an event or decision that led to an invasion. However, without further context, it is unclear which specific invasion is being referred to.

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  • 5. 

    Who invaded Cuba?

    • A.

      The Americans

    • B.

      The Cuban exiles

    • C.

      The Soviets

    • D.

      The Germans

    Correct Answer
    B. The Cuban exiles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Cuban exiles. This refers to a group of Cuban nationals who were living outside of Cuba and actively opposed Fidel Castro's government. In 1961, a group of Cuban exiles, with support from the United States, launched an invasion of Cuba known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. The goal of the invasion was to overthrow Castro's regime, but it ultimately failed.

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  • 6. 

    Who helped Castro to create a new communist government and later betrayed him to lead the invasion?

    • A.

      Richard Mervin Bissell, Jr

    • B.

      Raul Castro

    • C.

      Jose Miro Cardona

    • D.

      Fulgencio Batista

    Correct Answer
    C. Jose Miro Cardona
    Explanation
    Jose Miro Cardona is the correct answer because he initially helped Castro to create a new communist government in Cuba but later betrayed him by leading the invasion against him. This suggests that Cardona had a change of heart and turned against Castro, possibly due to ideological differences or personal motivations.

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  • 7. 

    What wasn't a reason for Cuba's alliance with Russia?

    • A.

      Leadership

    • B.

      Low-cost oil

    • C.

      Military support

    • D.

      Economic support

    Correct Answer
    A. Leadership
    Explanation
    Cuba's alliance with Russia was not based on the factor of leadership. The question implies that there were multiple reasons for Cuba's alliance with Russia, such as low-cost oil, military support, and economic support. However, leadership was not one of those reasons.

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  • 8. 

    What proof did Cuba have that the U.S.A was involved in the invasion?

    • A.

      It was on T.V

    • B.

      The Americans fought the invasion

    • C.

      The exiles had American weapons

    • D.

      It was on the radio

    Correct Answer
    C. The exiles had American weapons
    Explanation
    The proof that Cuba had that the U.S.A was involved in the invasion was that the exiles had American weapons. This suggests that the U.S.A had provided the exiles with weapons, indicating their involvement in the invasion.

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  • 9. 

    How many exiles fought in the invasion?

    • A.

      1400

    • B.

      1000

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      3000

    Correct Answer
    A. 1400
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1400. This suggests that there were 1400 exiles who fought in the invasion.

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  • 10. 

    Which wasn't a reason for the failure of the invasion?

    • A.

      Castro and the Soviets knew about it in advance.

    • B.

      It wasn't well planned

    • C.

      Other countries came to help

    • D.

      Cuba's military strength had increased because of Russia.

    Correct Answer
    C. Other countries came to help
    Explanation
    The invasion of Cuba failed due to various reasons, but one of them was not that other countries came to help. The presence of other countries coming to aid Cuba would have actually made it more difficult for the invasion to succeed. Therefore, this option cannot be considered as a reason for the failure of the invasion.

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  • 11. 

    What effect did the Bay of Pigs Invasion have on the Cold War?

    • A.

      It started the war

    • B.

      It escalated the war

    • C.

      It ended the war

    • D.

      It had no effect on the war

    Correct Answer
    B. It escalated the war
    Explanation
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion escalated the Cold War. This military operation, carried out by the United States in 1961, aimed to overthrow the Cuban government led by Fidel Castro. However, the invasion failed, causing embarrassment for the US and strengthening the Soviet Union's position in Cuba. This event heightened tensions between the two superpowers, leading to increased military build-up, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and a more intense and dangerous phase of the Cold War.

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  • 12. 

    What was the invasion Plan?

    • A.

      To surround Cuba from all sides, preventing escape and powering their way through until the exiles reach Castro

    • B.

      To take over Cuba's radio stations and influence the Cuban's through media

    • C.

      To bomb airfields near two points in the Bay of Pigs and the Zapata swamps in Cuba while the exiles launched a surprise attack in the darkness of night.

    • D.

      To bomb Cuba and blow it off the map

    Correct Answer
    C. To bomb airfields near two points in the Bay of Pigs and the Zapata swamps in Cuba while the exiles launched a surprise attack in the darkness of night.
    Explanation
    The invasion plan was to bomb airfields near two points in the Bay of Pigs and the Zapata swamps in Cuba while the exiles launched a surprise attack in the darkness of night. This strategy aimed to weaken Cuba's defenses by destroying their air capabilities and create confusion and chaos during the surprise attack, increasing the chances of success for the invading forces.

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