The Cuban Missile Crisis

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

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1. When did the first Soviet ships reach the blockade?

  • 26 October.
  • 24 October.
  • 23 October.
  • 25 October.
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2. When did the US deploy missiles in Turkey?

  • January 1961.
  • February 1961.
  • May 1962.
  • June 1962.

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

  • USSR would not remove missiles but would enter negotiations.
  • Removal of the missiles provided US promise of non-attack on Cuba.
  • Removal of the missiles provided US removed missiles in Turkey.
  • US should remove blockade and enter negotiations.

4. What did Brezhnev call for after the crisis?

  • A break off of relations with Cuba.
  • Khrushchev's removal.
  • Nuclear parity with the US.
  • Improved relations with the PRC.

5. What did Castro purge in March 1962?

  • Escelante's Pro-US Faction.
  • Escelante's Pro-Soviet Faction.
  • Escalante's Pro-Soviet Faction.
  • Escalante's Pro-PRC Faction.

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