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The Cold War

Causes of the crisis - Test

1.

What action taken in April 1962 increased tensions already running high as a result of the failure of the Vienna Summit and the building of the Berlin Wall?

2.

How many miles away is Cuba from Florida?

3.

Who was the American-backed dictator of Cuba before Castro's successful revolution in 1959?

4.

What did Castro do on coming to power that led to America banning Cuban sugar exports?

5.

How many tonnes of sugar did Khrushchev promise to buy a year from Cuba?

6.

Which American organisation funded, trained, armed and transported the invasion of Cuba in April 1961?

7.

How many Cuban exiles were trained?

8.

Where did the failed invasion force land?

9.

What was Castro's reaction to the invasion of April 1961?

10.

Why was 22 October 1962 a milestone in the history of the Cold War?