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.
  • 25 October.
  • 24 October.
  • 23 October.
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2. In what year was the 'red telephone' hotline established?

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

3. What did Brezhnev call for after the crisis?

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

4. What did the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty agree to?

  • No one should install missiles in Cuba.
  • A 10 year arms reduction programme.
  • Nuclear technology should not be supplied to other countries.
  • US should limit number of SLBMs.

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

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

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