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  1. The Cuban Missile Crisis Quiz Questions

  2. 1. What country America was competing with in the arms race in the 60th? • China • Soviet Union • Cuba • Vietnam • Iran

  3. 2. Who approved missile plan for Cuba? A. Fidel Castro B. John Kennedy C. Nikita Khrushchev D. Andrei Gromyko E. John Stamos

  4. 3. Why did Khrushchev build the missile sites? • To deter U.S. from attacking Cuba • To catch up in the nuclear race • To increase Soviet strategic weapons • To protect communist Cuban Gov’t • All of the above choices are correct

  5. 4. Why was the building of the missiles an advantage for Cuba? • It would help defend against U.S. attack • It would make the Soviet Union an ally • It would create a source of income • It would give the government power • It would provide more jobs for Cubans

  6. 5. What was the name of JFK’s special group of advisers handling the crisis? • Secret Service • EX-COMM • Congress • U-CONN • “12 Angry Men” Hint: consisted of 12 most important advisers

  7. 6. What was the first major action taken to stop shipment of missiles? • Embargo • Quarantine • Boycott • Invasion • Ultimatum

  8. 7. What happened of the first day of Cuban Missile Crisis? • Spy plane flew over Cuba • Surface-to-Air missiles were discovered • Khrushchev admitted his Cuban Nuke plan • Photos of Cuban Nuke base site were confirmed • First Soviet missile reached Cuba

  9. 8. What kind of plane was shot down during the Crisis? • MIG – 27 • Alice Cooper • U-2 • Boeing – 747 • EX-CONN

  10. 9. How many letters did Khrushchev send to JFK? • 1 Letter • 2 Letters • 3 Letters • None, he could not write in English • None, he used telephone hotline to speak with JFK

  11. 10. What was the resolution of the Crisis? • America paid Castro to abandon the plan • Cuba built Nuke sites, but promised not to use them against the US • Cuba did not get the missiles, the US promised not to attack Cuba • Cuba did not get the missiles, the US accepted all charges for the phone hotline • America placed missiles in Turkey to equal its nuclear power with Russia

  12. Essay!Describe the agreement between the U.S. and the Soviet Union