Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 160 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said, "they, no more than we, can let these things go by without doing something. They can't after all their statements, permit us to take out their missiles, kill a lot of Russians, and then do nothing. If they don't take action in Cuba, they certainly will in Berlin" (28)?
(a) General Shoup.
(b) General LeMay.
(c) John F. Kennedy.
(d) Robert F. Kennedy.

2. What was the main reason that the President did not attend all of the Ex Comm meetings?
(a) Busy schedule.
(b) Evasion of responsibility.
(c) To avoid arousing suspicion.
(d) Important diplomatic duties.

3. Who sent messages praising Russia and castigating the U.S.?
(a) David Ormsby Gore.
(b) Fidel Castro.
(c) Ted Sorensen.
(d) Bertrand Russell.

4. Who wrote the note saying, "I now know how Tojo felt when he was planning Pearl Harbor" (24)?
(a) John McCone.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(d) Robert F. Kennedy.

5. Who said, "You are in a pretty bad fix, Mr. President" (29)?
(a) General Shoup.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Robert F. Kennedy.
(d) General LeMay.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did JFK change the line of interception for the blockade?

2. What did JFK ask in a letter to Khrushchev after ordering the blockade?

3. What was Robert's main argument against a surprise attack?

4. What type of non-fiction is Thirteen Days?

5. What might have happened to the President if he had not acted?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was one argument for a blockade?

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

3. How did RFK feel about his fellow members of in Ex Comm?

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

5. Why does RFK slip the President a note saying "I now know how Tojo felt when he was planning Pearl Harbor" (25)? How do the situations compare?

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

7. How did Ex Comm formulate their recommendations to the President?

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

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

10. After the blockade takes effect, RFK meets with Dobrynin again. What do they discuss?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 1,345 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Thirteen Days; a Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis from BookRags. (c)2015 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.