The Cuban Missile Crisis

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

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

  • 11 October.
  • 12 October.
  • 14 October.
  • 15 October.
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2. What was the proposal made in the second letter?

  • Removal of US missiles from Turkey.
  • Removal of US missiles from Japan.
  • US promise of non-aggression.
  • Concessions in Berlin.

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

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

4. From 1958 to 1960, by how much did the US reduce sugar imports from Cuba?

  • 50%
  • 92%
  • 95%
  • 38%

5. In 1975, Cuba sent troops to where to support a revolution?

  • Ethiopia.
  • Portugal.
  • Angola.
  • North Vietnam.

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