Cuba Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Cuba.
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Last updated: April 2, 2020
First submittedDecember 19, 2015
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Clue
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Capital city
Havana
Official language
Spanish
Currency
Peso
Cuba borders this sea
Caribbean Sea
... and this gulf
Gulf of Mexico
Cuba is part of this island group
Greater Antilles
U.S. naval base in Cuba
Guantánamo Bay
1962 Cold War crisis
Cuban Missile
Crisis
Most popular sport
Baseball
Dance popularized by Pérez Prado
(hint: starts with M)
Mambo
Cocktail made from rum,
lime, and mint
Mojito
Clue
Answer
Site of a failed invasion
planned by the U.S.
Bay of Pigs
Beret-wearing Marxist revolutionary
Che Guevara
Political party that controls Cuba
Communist
Leader of the Cuban Revolution
Fidel Castro
Dictator overthrown in 1959
Fulgencio Batista
Rum is made from this plant
Sugarcane
Cuba's most famous export product
Cigars
This was abolished in 1886
Slavery
Most famous cabaret and nightclub
(hint: starts with T)
Tropicana
Largest public square
Plaza de la
Revolución
Second-largest city
Santiago de Cuba
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Level 83
Dec 23, 2015
Darn! Spelled Battista with two T's and then moved on, thinking I was wrong.
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Level 83
Dec 23, 2015
And just did it again!
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Level 75
Dec 23, 2015
If you spelt his name with 2 T's, you would have been correct
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Level 76
Apr 8, 2020
I think he means successive T's.
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2020
That's 3 'T's
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Level 59
Apr 5, 2016
Plaza de la Revolución, that's original...
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Level 76
Apr 8, 2020
I tried 'revolucion' because it sounded Communist and something that would be included in the Cuban square name, and I turned out to be correct.
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Level 74
Apr 5, 2016
Wrote Batistuta and Bay of Pig :x

Also, the Party's name is not Communists but PCC. Thats very misleading because there are several different communist schools pushed under one word.

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Level 59
Apr 5, 2016
Batistuta was damn good :)
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Level 68
Apr 5, 2016
'most famous' is kinda ambiguous, I tried Rum and Doctors, never even thought of cigars
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2019
I tried tobacco.
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Level 87
Apr 8, 2020
I tried cocaine.
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Level 51
Apr 8, 2020
Marijuana.
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Level 87
Sep 22, 2020
This time I got cigars.
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Level 76
Apr 8, 2020
I tried cigars the first time.
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Level 48
Apr 24, 2016
Got Fidel Castro and Che Guevera nothing else.
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Level 59
Apr 26, 2016
Can you accept the first 5 letters of rum's origin plant?
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Level 52
Nov 26, 2016
RIP Fidel Castro
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Level 64
Nov 26, 2016
those people who search for Cuba quizzes after Castro passes away ;)
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Level 37
Jul 18, 2019
Learn something new every day. Have always associated "Mojito" with Puerto Rico and "Cuba Libre" (Rum and Coca Cola) with Cuba.
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Level 63
Apr 3, 2020
I read cocktail and rum and tried Cuba Libre. Only then I read the rest. Never knew Mojito originated in Cuba either.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
Please accept Gitmo for Guantanamo.
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2020
Done
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Level 84
Apr 5, 2020
Took a couple of shots in the dark and got Revolucion and Santiago.
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2020
If the hint for the nightclub had been "Drinks are free", I would have stood a better chance of getting it ;-)
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2020
Of course the drinks are free, that's communism as it should be right there...
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2020
technically cuba is socialist, not communist, but governed by a communist party. but i won't ruin the joke lol
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Level 73
Sep 22, 2020
Actually, a one-liter bottle of Havana Club starts at $3.90, as determined by the Ministry of Prices.
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Level 69
Mar 13, 2022
fun and sunshine, there's enough for everyone
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Level 52
Apr 8, 2020
It helps that I was born in Miami and that I have Cuban ancestry.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2020
Viva Castro
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Level 65
Apr 8, 2020
I tried Mamba instead of Mambo and then gave up :(
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Level 67
Apr 13, 2020
Jose Marti warrants a question. He is a monumental figure in Cuban history, and his inclusion would encourage those who don't know him to look him up.
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2020
Absolutely; well worth learning about.
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Level 73
Sep 22, 2020
It's funny what's deemed worth remembering. At JFK's presidential library, there's a room devoted to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and three little letter-sized notes on the Bay of Pigs. I wonder why.
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Level 48
Sep 23, 2020
Great Quiz.
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Level 58
Oct 29, 2020
Maybe add Mexican as an alternative to question #5? I know it is called the Gulf of Mexico, but the way the question is phrased made me think to type Mexican Gulf rather than Gulf of Mexico.
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2021
Are you sure it isn't the Copacabana? I hear its the hottest spot north of Havana
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Level 27
Feb 13, 2022
hehe, there is a Cuban city called "Moron"
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Level 53
Apr 8, 2022
I never understood why people name so many cities after Christopher Columbus.