The Cuban Missile Crisis

Some facts, figures, quotes and dates about the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

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1. What was the proposal made in the first letter from Khrushchev?

  • US should remove blockade and enter negotiations.
  • Removal of the missiles provided US removed missiles in Turkey.
  • Removal of the missiles provided US promise of non-attack on Cuba.
  • USSR would not remove missiles but would enter negotiations.
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2. What did JFK agree to?

  • USSR would remove missiles and US would agree to nuclear parity.
  • Non-attack on Cuba and missiles would stay in Turkey.
  • Non-attack on Cuba and secret removal of missiles from Turkey.
  • US troops to be installed in Cuba and secret removal of missiles from Turkey.

3. On what date did JFK announce his blockade of Cuba?

  • 22 October.
  • 20 October.
  • 19 October.
  • 23 October.

4. In what year was the 'red telephone' hotline established?

  • 1965.
  • 1962.
  • 1963.
  • 1964.

5. What date did a U-2 spy plane reveal the missile sites to the US?

  • 14 October.
  • 15 October.
  • 11 October.
  • 12 October.

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