History of Cuba Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Cuba?
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Last updated: February 25, 2022
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Who was the first European to visit Cuba?
Christopher Columbus
After what war was the Spanish rule in Cuba put to an end?
Spanish–American War
What U.S. navy ship was sunk in the Havana Harbour in 1889, sparking that war?
(hint: namesake of a New England state)
USS Maine
What dictator was overthrown in 1959?
Fulgencio Batista
Who was the leader of the Cuban Revolution?
Fidel Castro
Who succeeded him in 2011 as the First Secretary of the Communist Party?
Raúl Castro
What was abolished in 1886?
Slavery
Who where the pre-Columbian indigenous ethnic group of Cuba? hint: starts with T
The Taíno
What was placed in Cuba in 1962, sparking a crisis?
Nuclear Missiles
What ocean inlet was site of a failed invasion planned by the United States?
Bay of Pigs
What style of music, whose name means "sauce" in Spanish,
is based on Cuban traditions?
Salsa
What plant was mainly grown in Cuba during the Spanish rule?
Sugar
Who left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution in Congo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia,
where he was captured and executed?
Che Guevara
During what event did Cuba ship 125,000 refugees, dissidents, criminals,
asylum patients, and homosexuals to the U.S. in 1980?
Mariel Boatlift
What Miami Sound Machine singer's family fled Cuba in 1959?
Gloria Estefan
What type of dance popularised by Pérez Prado in the 1950s?
Mambo
To what former Portuguese colony in Africa did Cuba send 18,000 troops in 1975?
Angola
What Cuban-American bandleader married Lucille Ball in 1940?
Desi Arnaz
In what game was José Capablanca the world champion of between 1921-27?
Chess
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