Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Thirteen Days, pgs. 63-88.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many passengers were on the East German Passenger ship that approached the blockade?
(a) One thousand.
(b) Fifteen hundered.
(c) One hundered.
(d) Fifty.

2. Who said, " You are in the courtroom of world opinion right now, and you can answer yes or no. You have denied that they exist, and I want to know whether or I have understood you correctly" (58)?
(a) V. A. Zorin.
(b) Don Wilson.
(c) Pierre Salinger.
(d) Adlai Stevenson.

3. Who said that Russia only wanted to "give bread to Cuba in order to prevent hunger in that country" (34)?
(a) Castro.
(b) Dobrynin.
(c) Khrushchev.
(d) Gromyko.

4. Who would analyze Khrushchev's personal letter and make recommendations on October 27th?
(a) The Joint Chiefs of Staff.
(b) Congress.
(c) The State Department.
(d) Robert.

5. What might have happened to the President if he had not acted?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Public humiliation.
(c) Death.
(d) Impeachment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the first tanker to reach the barrier?

2. Who said, "It is exactly what I would have done . . . a great government such as yours does not act without evidence" (41)?

3. How many Americans could potentially have died within minutes of the known missiles being fired off as of October 18th?

4. What piece of information caused JFK to favor the blockade?

5. Against what strategy was the following argument used: It would be like "closing the door after the horse has left the barn" (28)?

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