History of Cuba Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Cuba?
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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
Who where pre-Columbian indigenous ethnic group of Cuba? hint: starts with T
Taíno
What crop, also known as manioc or yuca, was the staple crop of the above?
Cassava
What plant was mainly grown in Cuba during the Spanish rule?
Sugar
What was abolished in 1886?
Slavery
From what country did Cuba gain independence formally in 1902?
United States
What dictator was overthrown in 1959?
Fulgencio Batista
Who was the leader of the Cuban Revolution?
Fidel Castro
What revolutionary organization was the above the leader of? hint: a date
26th of July
Who succeeded him in 2011 as the First Secretary of the Communist Party?
Raúl Castro
Who left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution in Congo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia,
where he was captured and executed?
Che Guevara
What name was given to the Cold War nuclear stand-off in 1962?
Cuban Missile Crisis
What ocean inlet was site of a failed invasion planned by the United States?
Bay of Pigs
What Miami Sound Machine singer's family fled Cuba in 1959?
Gloria Estefan
What name was given to the mass emigration of Cubans to the U.S. in 1980?
Mariel Boatlift
What type of dance popularised by Pérez Prado in the 1950s?
Mambo
What Cuban-American bandleader married Lucille Ball in 1940?
Desi Arnaz
What Cuban chess champion in the 1920s is called one of the greatest players ever?
José Raúl Capablanca
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