Cuban Missile Crisis Quiz! Trivia Facts

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Cuban Missile Crisis Quiz! Trivia Facts

Do you know any trivia regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, and who was president at that time? What caused the crisis, and what brought it to a resolution? Who was involved, and what was the result of this crisis, and how many countries were involved? Take on this quiz, and you will learn more about this historical event.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After your reading of this brief background document, do you feel that the Cubans were justified in permitting the Russians to place missiles on the island of Cuba?
  • 2. 
    Castro was not even a member of the ________________________
    • A. 

      Republican Party

    • B. 

      Cuban Independence Party

    • C. 

      Cuban Nationalist Party

    • D. 

      Cuban communist party

  • 3. 
    The origins of the Cuban missile crisis began with what event?
    • A. 

      Operation Mongoose

    • B. 

      Operation Ortsac

    • C. 

      Cuban Revolution

    • D. 

      Russian agreeing to buy 5 million tons of sugar from Cuban

  • 4. 
    What was La Coubre?
    • A. 

      A Belgian ship which exploded in Havana harbour

    • B. 

      The code name for the overthrow of Batista

    • C. 

      A Russian ship which was found to be transporting weapons to Cuba

    • D. 

      'Cobra' was the nickname of the plot to remove Castro

  • 5. 
    Who was considered responsible for the La Coubre incident?
    • A. 

      Russian, she has sent weapons to Cuba against US wishes

    • B. 

      The United States, though there was never any proof

    • C. 

      Britain, because she was afraid that her oil interests in Cuba were at stake

    • D. 

      Belgium, she was ordered by the US not ship weapons to Cuba and so her captain scuttled the ship at sea

  • 6. 
    What did Castro denounce to a crowd of 100 000?
    • A. 

      The United Nations for failing to protect Cuba

    • B. 

      American oil companies

    • C. 

      Yankee Imperialism

    • D. 

      Spanish colonialism

  • 7. 
    Fearing that the US was about to invade his country, to where did Cuban turn to for protection?
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union

    • B. 

      The United Nations

    • C. 

      The Organization of American States

    • D. 

      The European Union

  • 8. 
    What was Operation Zapata?
    • A. 

      This was the code name to be used by the Cuban military in the event of an American invasion

    • B. 

      This was the code name given to the invasion of Cuba by the United States

    • C. 

      This was a covert plan to secretly place missiles in Cuba by the USSR

    • D. 

      This was a plan to get other Latin American countries to invade Cuba

  • 9. 
    What was Operation Mongoose?
    • A. 

      This was a plan to destabilize Cuba

    • B. 

      This was a plan to replace Castro with an identical lookalike who would then announce that Cuban would join the United States

    • C. 

      This was a plan to blow up power generating stations on Cuba

    • D. 

      This was a plan to infect the Cuban sugar crops with insects which would destroy the harvest

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are reasons why the Bay of Pigs invasion failed?
    • A. 

      There was no air support provided

    • B. 

      The CIA had misinterpreted coral reefs for seaweed; the reefs tore open the invasion ships

    • C. 

      The Cuban military was much stronger than expected

    • D. 

      There was no popular uprising against Castro when the invasion began

  • 11. 
    To demonstrate American military muscle, the US launched a practice amphibious (naval invasion) on the island of Puerto Rico.  What was the name given to this operation?
    • A. 

      Abuc

    • B. 

      Ortsac

    • C. 

      Hsifgib

    • D. 

      Noisavni

  • 12. 
    By the fall of 1962, approximately how many Soviet military personnel were in Cuba?
    • A. 

      400

    • B. 

      4000

    • C. 

      40 000

    • D. 

      100 000

  • 13. 
    While the US was not certain, what eventually led the CIA to be suspicious that something was going on in Cuba?
    • A. 

      There was an increased in shipping traffic and Cuban refugees reported large numbers of Russians

    • B. 

      There was increased supplies of aviation fuel being shipped to Cuba

    • C. 

      There was a huge container ship that was searched on the way to Cuba by the US Coast Guard; it was found to contain 100 000's of copies of Russian-Cuban dictionaries

    • D. 

      Russian baseball teams kept travelling to Cuba, but never going back to Russia......

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