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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who, due to his role in the government, might have been the leader of Ex Comm if he had been able to attend more meetings?
(a) John McCone.
(b) Robert Kennedy.
(c) Thomas Bundy.
(d) Dean Rusk.

2. Who presented the United States case to the United Nations?
(a) Adlai Stevenson and John McCloy.
(b) JFK and Robert Kennedy.
(c) John McCone and Robert McNamara.
(d) David Shoup and John LeMay.

3. Who presented the argument for a blockade?
(a) John McCone.
(b) Robert Kennedy.
(c) Bob McNamara.
(d) Dean Rusk.

4. What was one recommendation from the military action plan?
(a) Permission granted by the UN.
(b) Nuclear bombardment of Cuba.
(c) A warning sent to Khrushchev.
(d) Nuclear bombardment of Russia.

5. 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 surgical air-strike was the initial step.
(b) The blockade was the initial step.
(c) The U.S. was not yet in danger.
(d) The U.S. would invade Cuba.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who intervened with the newspapers to delay the report of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

2. What is SAM an acronym for?

3. In the section entitled, "It was now up to one single man," when did JFK hope to broadcast his plan to the nation?

4. In the section "Tuesday morning, October 16, 1962 . . .," why were initial reports of missiles in Cuba not passed on to the President?

5. Who said, "if the Russians' response makes a military action or invasion inevitable, I want to be able to feel that we will not have to waste any days having to get ready" (47).

Short Essay Questions

1. What was one argument against a blockade?

2. Why does JFK bring up the book The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman?

3. What information did the Intelligence Community have about the missiles in September, but did not inform the President about at that time? Why were they not passed on?

4. How does Berlin factor into the decision making about the Cuban Missile Crisis?

5. When was Congress told, and how did Congress react to the news of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

6. What did the military and JFK do to respond to the submarine situation?

7. Why does RFK defend Adlai Stevenson's suggestion?

8. How did JFK feel about the reaction from Congress when he informed them about the crisis and his plans?

9. Why is the "great danger and risk in all of this . . . a miscalculation -- a mistake in judgment" (49)?

10. What was ironic about JFK's meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrea Gromyko?

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