The Cuban Missile Crisis: Definition, Facts & Timeline


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Which of the following best describes the U.S. relationship with Cuba in 1962?

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1. This man was the Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis and a major element in the escalation of tensions between the USSR and the US:

2. How did the U.S. discover Soviet-made missiles in Cuba, in 1962?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will show your knowledge of the Cuban Missile Crisis. You will be tested on items such as Soviet leaders and the U.S.-Russian relationship.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • U.S. relationship with Cuba in 1962
  • Soviet leader during the crisis
  • How the crisis was resolved

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the beginning of the crisis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the U.S. discovered the missiles
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the resolution of the crisis and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the crisis, review the accompanying lesson on The Cuban Missile Crisis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the events of the Bay of Pigs Invasion
  • Defines brinksmanship and mutual assured destruction
  • Explains the origins of the Cold War
  • Covers the end of the crisis