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Castro

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Check how much you know about Fidel Castro.

Question 1:


What is Fidel Castro's real name?
Fidel Ramon Castro Ruiz
Juan Jesus Fidel Castro-Mejias
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
Fidel Jesus Castro Biran

Question 2:


Fidel Castro once swam across the Rio Grande to sneak into the USA .
False
True

Question 3:


In 1945 Fidel Castro entered the University of Havana. Besides studying law there he played which position for the school's baseball team?
Left-handed pitcher
Centerfield
First base
Right-handed pitcher

Question 4:


Which political group did Fidel Castro join during his college days?
Partido Socialismo
Partido Communisto de Habana
Partido Socialisto de Eduardo Chibas
Partido Ortodoxos

Question 5:


What honor did Fidel Castro win in 1944?
Best History Student
Best Cuban Athlete
Best Student Debater
Best Cuban Eagle Scout

Question 6:


Who became leader of Cuba after a coup d' etat in 1940?
Meyer Lansky
Fulgencio Batista
Juan Jesus Batista
Hector Alejandro Batista Gonsalves

Question 7:


Which Hispanic dance music band was led by Emilio Estefan and his wife Gloria Estefan, who was an active opponent of Fidel Castro's government?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Where was the failed attack on the Cuban army, led by Fidel Castro in 1953?
Guantanamo Bay
Santiago
Moncada Barracks
Manzanillo

Question 9:


When did Fidel Castro and his group assume power?
1971
1965
1966
1959

Question 10:


The CIA trained about 1400 Cuban refugees in military methods and weaponry. They planned an unsuccessful attack on Cuba which occurred in 1961 at which location?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


Why did the USA declare an embargo on all trade to and from Cuba on October 27, 1962?
American spy planes found Russian fighter jets in Cuba.
The American mob had been forced to leave Cuba.
American spy planes found Russian-made missiles in Cuba.
American spy planes found Russian battleships in Cuba.

Question 12:


Which famous American wrote the song "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Woody Guthrie
Bob Dylan
Arlo Guthrie
Graham Nash

Question 13:


What settled the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis?
Russia took away the missiles in Cuba and the USA took away its missiles and spy equipment in Turkey
Russia removed its missiles in Cuba and the US Army withdrew soldiers from West Germany.
Russia took away its jet fighters from Cuba and the USA removed their jet fighters from Finland and Holland.
Russia took away its battleships from Cuba and the USA removed its carriers from the North Sea.

Question 14:


Which statement is not true?
Fidel Castro was the longest reigning ruler of the 20th century
Religion is greatly oppressed in Cuba.
In 2005 and 2006, Forbes magazine claimed that Fidel Castro was worth between $500 million and $900 million.
One of Fidel Castro's top aides was Che Guevara.

 


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