Cuban Revolution

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  • 1. 

    NAME and EXPLAIN ONE positive and ONE negative aspect of life in Cuba before the revolution

  • 2. 

    List THREE causes of the revolution

  • 3. 

    NAME and JUSTIFY ONE reason why Castro was successful in his revolution

  • 4. 

    Who was the leader of the revolution?

    • A.

      Fulgencio Batista

    • B.

      Hugo Chavez

    • C.

      Fidel Castro

    • D.

      Raul Castro

    Correct Answer
    C. Fidel Castro
    Explanation
    Fidel Castro was the leader of the revolution because he successfully led the Cuban revolution in 1959, overthrowing the authoritarian government of Fulgencio Batista. Castro then established a socialist state in Cuba and served as the country's Prime Minister and later as its President. His leadership and revolutionary ideals had a significant impact on Cuba and the international stage, making him a prominent figure in history. Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, also played a significant role in the revolution but did not become the leader until Fidel stepped down in 2008.

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  • 5. 

    With what event did the revolution start?

    • A.

      Castro's "History will Absolve me" speech

    • B.

      The attack on Moncada Barracks

    • C.

      Batista's overthrow of President Gerardo Machado

    • D.

      Guerrilla warfare from the Sierra Maestra Mountains

    Correct Answer
    B. The attack on Moncada Barracks
    Explanation
    The revolution in Cuba started with the attack on Moncada Barracks. This event, which took place on July 26, 1953, was led by Fidel Castro and a group of rebels in an attempt to overthrow the regime of Fulgencio Batista. Although the attack was ultimately unsuccessful, it marked the beginning of the revolutionary movement in Cuba and served as a rallying point for Castro and his followers. The attack on Moncada Barracks is considered a pivotal moment in Cuban history and is often seen as the starting point of the Cuban Revolution.

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  • 6. 

    On what date did the revolution end?

    • A.

      1 January 1953

    • B.

      26 July 1953

    • C.

      1 January 1959

    • D.

      26 July 1959

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 January 1959
    Explanation
    The revolution ended on 1 January 1959.

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  • 7. 

    Batista had the support of the people during the revolution

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Batista had the support of the people during the revolution, but the correct answer is false. This means that Batista did not have the support of the people during the revolution.

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  • 8. 

    Castro's "History will absolve me" included his accusation that Batista was a tyrant, and his plans on improving life for Cubans

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Castro's "History will absolve me" speech indeed included his accusation that Batista was a tyrant and his plans on improving life for Cubans. In this speech, Castro criticized Batista's dictatorship and promised to implement social and economic reforms to benefit the Cuban people.

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  • 9. 

    Batista rise to power was supported by the Americans

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Batista's rise to power was indeed supported by the Americans. In the 1950s, Batista, a military officer, staged a coup and took control of Cuba. The United States saw Batista as a reliable ally in the region, particularly in the face of growing communist influence. The American government provided financial and military support to Batista's regime, which helped him consolidate his power. However, Batista's authoritarian rule and corruption eventually led to widespread discontent among the Cuban population, leading to the Cuban Revolution and the rise of Fidel Castro.

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