• 1. 
    Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

  • Leonid Brezhnev
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • Fidel Castro
  • 2. 
    In what country did the Soviet Union put nuclear missile sites that could hit any target within the United States?

  • Cuba
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • 3. 
    Who was president of the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

  • John F. Kennedy
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Bill Clinton
  • George Bush
  • 4. 
    How did the United States discover that nuclear missiles were being installed into Cuba?

  • US spies in Russia found out
  • Cuban exiles smuggled secret documents into the United States
  • Pictures from a U-2 spy plane
  • They decoded a secret message from Fidel Castro
  • 5. 
    What did the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States want to do when they discovered the missiles?

  • Negotiate with the Soviet Union
  • Go to the United Nations for help
  • Launch a full invasion and takeover of Cuba
  • Establish a blockade
  • 6. 
    What event prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis caused Fidel Castro to look to the Soviet Union for military help?

  • Suez Crisis
  • Building of the Berlin Wall
  • Vietnam War
  • Bay of Pigs invasion
  • 7. 
    What actions did the United States first take when they discovered the missiles?

  • They formed a blockade against any weapons entering Cuba
  • They attacked Cuba in full force
  • They asked the United Nations for help
  • They started negotiations with Fidel Castro
  • 8. 
    What did the US agree to do in order to get the Soviet Union to remove the missiles?

  • Remove nuclear missiles from Turkey
  • Never to invade Cuba again
  • Remove nuclear missiles from Italy
  • All of the above
  • 9. 
    What leader was left out of the negotiations?

  • Fidel Castro
  • President Kennedy
  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • All of the above
  • 10. 
    True or false: Everyone considered the resolution of the negotiations to be a great victory for the United States.

  • TRUE
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