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Cuba Quiz


  1. Who was leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008?
  2. Name the capital of Cuba?
  3. Where in Cuba did the failed American backed invasion of 1961 take place?
  4. Is the population of Cuba closer to 11 million, 21 million, or 31 million?

  5. In the last third of his life,which American author called Cuba his home?
  6. Which Cuban military officer rose to power in Cuba after a 1933 revolt?
  7. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  8. Which rum company was founded in February, 1862 in Santiago de Cuba?
  9. Which rhythmic dance with Spanish and African elements originated in Cuba during the second half of the 19th century?
  10. Cuba is an island in which grouping of larger islands in the Caribbean Sea?
  11. What is the official language of Cuba?
  12. Which Cuban born singer, actress, and businesswoman is an eight-time Grammy Award winner and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient?
  13. Achieved in 1976, Alberto Juantorena is the only athlete to win Olympic golds in which two track events?
  14. Which traditional Cuban cocktail consists of white rum, sugar, soda water, lime juice and mint?
  15. What is the official currency of Cuba?
  16. Which revolutionary leader's remains is housed in a mausoleum in Santa Clara, Cuba?
  17. The term habano most often refers to what product?


  1. Fidel Castro
  2. Havana
  3. Bay of Pigs
  4. 11 million
  5. Ernest Hemingway
  6. Fulgencio Batista
  7. Nikita Khrushchev
  8. Bacardi Limited
  9. Rumba
  10. The Greater Antilles
  11. Spanish
  12. Gloria Estefan
  13. 400 metres and 800 metres
  14. Mojito
  15. Peso
  16. Che Guevara
  17. Cuban cigars