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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Robert tells he once heard World War Three would be fought with atomic weapons. What then would the next war be fought with?
(a) Atomic weapons.
(b) Swords and cannons.
(c) Guns and knives.
(d) Sticks and stones.

2. Which country does Robert identify that originally doubted the U.S.'s position regarding Cuba?
(a) Brazil.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) Great Britain.

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

4. Who wrote the Afterword for Thirteen Days?
(a) Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
(b) David Schoenbrun.
(c) Richard Neustadt and Graham Allison.
(d) Theodore Sorensen.

5. What animal does Khrushchev compare Russia and the U.S. to when he says they will be exterminated in the case of a war?
(a) Hawkes.
(b) Doves.
(c) Moles.
(d) Rats.

6. Who did JFK believe should take public credit for the end of the missile crisis?
(a) Robert.
(b) Himself.
(c) Noone.
(d) The Joint Chiefs of Staff.

7. Who wrote, "there is just no foreseeable route by which the United States and Soviet Union could become involved in a major nuclear war" (104)?
(a) Thodore Sorensen.
(b) Thomas Schelling.
(c) Robert McNamara.
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhower.

8. What did the ex-Chancellor of Germany at the outbreak of the First World War ask his successor?
(a) "How did it all happen?"
(b) "What will you do to stop it?"
(c) "Where did we go wrong?"
(d) "How do you change things now?"

9. Who said "we are now in an entirely new ball game" (74)?
(a) Robert Kennedy.
(b) Anderson.
(c) McNamara.
(d) JFK.

10. How many Russian submarines were in the Caribbean after the blockade took effect?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 12.
(d) 2.

11. Why does Khrushchev claim the Soviet Union has placed missiles in Cuba?
(a) To potect the Soviet people in Cuba.
(b) To prevent the U.S. from invading.
(c) To fire upon all major U.S. cities.
(d) To provoke the U.S. into war.

12. What extended metaphor does Khrushchev use to conclude his letter from October 26th?
(a) The scoring of a goal.
(b) The tying of a knot.
(c) A flood.
(d) A journey while driving a car.

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

14. How many countries does the Secretary of State have to deal with?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Seven.
(c) One hundered and twenty.
(d) One hundered and seventy-five.

15. How did Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. die?
(a) Killed in WWII.
(b) Contracted polio.
(c) Assassinated.
(d) Drowned.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, what role did Congress play?

2. Who handles all international problems for the U.S.?

3. What do men have the power to do today that they did not in past war making?

4. Robert tells that JFK felt that if what had happened could be considered a triumph, it was only one for who?

5. Who is supposed to declare war according to the Constitution?

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