Cuban Missile Crisis Quiz

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Where did the US government deploy Jupiter nuclear missiles in 1961 as mentioned in the text?

Italy and Turkey

What was the duration of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

13 days

What was the purpose of the Cuban Project conducted by the US government?

To engage in a violent campaign of terrorism and sabotage in Cuba

Why did the Soviet administration agree to place nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba?

To deter a future invasion of Cuba

When did the construction of a number of missile launch facilities in Cuba start?

July 1962

What was the codename for the Cuban Missile Crisis in Russian?

Caribbean Crisis (Карибский кризис)

What was the role of the CIA in the Cuban Project?

Leading a paramilitary force of Cuban exiles in an attempt to invade Cuba and overthrow its government

Why was the Soviet administration concerned about a Cuban drift towards China?

The Soviets had an increasingly fractious relationship with China

Who agreed to place nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba to deter a future invasion?

Soviet First Secretary, Nikita Khrushchev, and Cuban Prime Minister, Fidel Castro

When did the construction of missile launch facilities in Cuba start?

Later that summer after a secret meeting between Khrushchev and Castro in July 1962

Study Notes

Cuban Missile Crisis

  • In 1961, the US government deployed Jupiter nuclear missiles in Turkey.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted for 13 days.
  • The Cuban Project was a US government operation aimed at overthrowing the communist government in Cuba.
  • The Soviet administration agreed to place nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba to counter the perceived threat of a US invasion and to protect the socialist revolution in Cuba.
  • The construction of missile launch facilities in Cuba started in July 1962.
  • The codename for the Cuban Missile Crisis in Russian was "Anadyr".
  • The CIA played a key role in the Cuban Project, which included conducting surveillance and gathering intelligence on the Cuban government.
  • The Soviet administration was concerned about a Cuban drift towards China because it would lead to a loss of influence and a potential threat to Soviet interests in the region.
  • Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to place nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba to deter a future invasion and to maintain Soviet influence in the region.

Test your knowledge of the historic Cuban Missile Crisis with this quiz. Challenge yourself to recall key events, dates, and participants in this pivotal moment of the Cold War.

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