Fidel Castro: Biography, Facts & Timeline


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Who was Fidel Castro?

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1. What is anti-imperialism?

2. What was the Bay of Pigs Invasion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fidel Castro led a successful revolution in Cuba and in 1959 established the first Communist nation in the Western Hemisphere. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand Castro's political and economic views, his rise to power and the challenges he faced on the international stage during his long tenure as Cuba's leader.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of anti-imperialism
  • Castro's official roles
  • The Bay of Pigs invasion
  • Details of Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Definition of the Cold War

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Castro to answer questions about his role in the Cuban Revolution and his leadership of Cuba
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key terms such as anti-imperialism and communism
  • Making connections - examine the impact of the Cold War

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Fidel Castro. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Castro's political views
  • Know the factors that led to the Cuban Revolution
  • Understand the relationship between Cuba and the United States
  • Recognize Castro's role in the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Examine the effects of Castro's leadership on the Cuban economy