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Cuban History
What do you know about old and recent U.S. Cuba relations?
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1How many U.S. Presidents attempted to purchase Cuba from Spain?
2In 1542 Hernando de Soto (Governor of Cuba) went to Florida and marched on through other parts of present day USA. Who did he leave in charge of Cuba in his absence?
Ponce de Lion
Isabel de Bobadilla
Alvarez de Pineda
Rene de Laudonniere
Pedro Menendez de Aviles
3In 1777, Marquis de la Torre, Captain General of Cuba, appointed a Havana businessman, Juan de Miralles, as a representative to General George Washington and the Philadelphia Congress. He helped the Patriots in all of the following ways except:
The availability of a foreign market where the American patriots could sell thier products
Sending 500 Cuban soldiers to fight alongside the U.S. Patriots
availability of raw materials needed to keep thier economy and thier war effort going
Finished goods needed to keep thier war effort going (uniforms, weapons,etc.)
direct assistance to American privateers attempting to werak havoc on British ships.
4After the Pearl Harbor attack, Cuba sided with the U.S. and sent troops to fight against the Axes powers. The Cuban Secretary of State who helped coordinate US-Cuba relations at the time was (Hint he is related to Nestor Carbonell):
Juan Alfonso y Pena
Amadeo Lopez Castro
Andres Morales del Castillo
Jose Manuel Cortina
Oscar Garcia Montes
5When Cuban President Machado began to act like a tyrant organizing gangs of private killers to to fight his political oponents the U.S. President sent which of his old friends to reorganize Cuban politics?
Cordell Hull
James Forrestal
Sumner Welles
Henry L Stimson
Frances Perkins
6Which Cuban revolutionary witnessed the CIA's 1954 coup d'état that overthrew Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán?
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
Camilo Cienfuegos
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz
Norberto Collado Abreu
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
7By the late 1850s and early 1860s, at long last the slave trade was disappearing. To replace the labor shortfall Migal Tacon and others in Cuba attempted all of the following except:
Asking Francisco (Pancho) Marty to import Indian laboures from the Yucatan
Coordinating for the importation of Chinese labour
Importing Irishmen
Mechanization of sugar production using the centrifugal machine
Diversifying the country's economy
8Prior to Fidel Castro the Cuban Republic had only experienced two successful coup d'états, which man engineered those plots?
Fulgencio Batista
José Julián Martí Pérez
Eduardo Chibas
Emilio Ochoa Ochoa
Jose Manuel Casanova
9Richard M. Bissell Jr, was in charge of an invasion which he said failed in large part because "the effort to cover US involvemnt limited the operation and seiously hampered its chances of success." What operation was he refering to?
La Batalla de Girón (Bay of Pigs Invasion)
Spy plans altering the US to the Cuban Missile Crisis
The expediton to secrety capture Havana that began on 5 March 1762
US plans to help Venezuelan General Narciso López to overthrow Spanish rule in Cuba
1961 CIA Poison Plot to kill 3 Top Cuban Leaders
10Cuban newspaper La Discusión printed a cartoon by Jesus Castellanos "The Cuban People" represented by a crucified Jesus between two thieves, General Wood and U.S. President McKinley. What was Castellanos protesting?
The Teller Amendment
False newspaper reports on the sinking of the USS Maine
The Platt Amendment
The battle of San Jaun Hill
The US occupation from 1899 to 1909

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