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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Thirteen Days, pgs. 106-150.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Robert in the section, "It was now up to one single man," what did JFK stress in his speech to the nation?
(a) The blockade was the initial step.
(b) The U.S. was not yet in danger.
(c) The surgical air-strike was the initial step.
(d) The U.S. would invade Cuba.

2. What paradox does Neustadt and Allison claim exists that the Constitution attempted to solve?
(a) Freedom paradox.
(b) Paradox of victory.
(c) Paradox of rulership.
(d) Nuclear paradox.

3. Who was the ex-Chancellor of Germany at the outbreak of World War I?
(a) Joseph Stalin.
(b) Prince von Bulow.
(c) Kristof Romanoff.
(d) Adolf Hitler.

4. How many destroyers did the U.S. put in Caribbean waters?
(a) 25
(b) 1.
(c) 5.
(d) 12.

5. In a conversation between JFK and Robert, how far did JFK say that he wanted to push the Russians?
(a) He did not want to push them at all.
(b) To the precipice of no turning back.
(c) To the brink of war.
(d) Not one inch farther than required.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the lesson that Neustadt and Allison are not sure JFK learned from the Bay of Pigs?

2. What Act "formally acknowledged the close ties of foreign, military, economic policy" (127)?

3. Who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

4. According to Khrushchev, who are the only people who would provoke war in today's nuclear world?

5. 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)?

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