Question: Who became the premier, or head of the government, of Cuba in 1959?
Answer: Fidel Castro became the premier of Cuba in 1959 after successfully defeating the Cuban government’s 30,000 man professional army with a force of only 800 guerilla soldiers.
Question: The Treaty of Paris, which granted Cuba its independence, was signed in what year?
Answer: The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1898 between the United States and Spain, granting Cuba independence from the latter.
Question: The Cuban missile crisis (1962) was an incident involving Cuba, the United States, and what other country?
Answer: The Cuban missile crisis was a major confrontation that brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.
Question: The Embassy of the United States is located in what Cuban city?
Answer: The Embassy of the United States opened in Havana in 1953, but was closed in 1961 after the Cuban Revolution. The building resumed its role as the U.S. Embassy in July 2015.
Question: Who was the American President in office during the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961?
Answer: While an invasion of Cuba had been planned by the CIA as early as May 1960, it was the recently inaugurated administration of John F. Kennedy that approved the operation.
Question: Which one of the following was legalized in Cuba in 1993?
Answer: In 1993 the government legalized the use of U.S. dollars (notably remittances from abroad) in Cuba, in addition to also legalizing small businesses such as paladares (family restaurants), and private employment.
Question: In March 1999, a baseball game was organized in Havana between a Cuban team and what American League baseball team?
Answer: In 1999 the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Cuba, where they became the first American baseball team in 40 years to play a game there, and defeated the Cuban national team.
Question: Formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba administrations were resumed in what year?
Answer: U.S. Pres. Barack Obama announced on July 1, 2015, that formal diplomatic relations between the two countries would resume, in addition to embassies being opened in Washington and Havana.