¡Muere la revolución! by creedofhubris

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Quiz Description

Questions about Fidel Castro and his Cuba

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Questions:

While Fidel's death has massive symbolic meaning, in practical terms its effect will be limited, because he hasn't run the government of Cuba since 2008. What is the first name of Fidel's brother, who is currently in charge?

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Raúl

Fidel's favorite book was reported to be Por Quien Doblan Los Campanas -- not surprising, since it's about guerrilla warfare and by an author who spent time in Cuba. The book was originally published in English. What is its English title?

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

Fidel married Mirta, a member of a prominent family now largely in exile, in 1948. Two of her nephews, Lincoln and Mario, have served in the US House of Representatives. What hyphenated portion of her maiden name does she share with her nephews?

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Diaz-Balart

As a law student, Fidel attempted to join an expedition to overthrow this Dominican strongman, but the Cuban government blocked his departure.

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Rafael Trujillo

After a failed 1953 attempt to take over a military barracks, Fidel defended himself in court, and made a four-hour closing speech, ending with: "Condemn me. It does not matter. ___ ___ ___ ___" What four-word phrase (in English or Spanish) ends the speech, a phrase that later became the slogan of his political movement?

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History will absolve me / La historia me absolverá

Fidel returned from exile in Mexico with 81 other armed guerrillas in a yacht that's now in a museum in Havana. Later, he named the official Communist party newspaper in Cuba after it. What is the shared name?

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Granma

Pictured here are Lee Harvey Oswald and someone alleged to be Rafael Cruz handing out propaganda for what pro-Fidel group in New Orleans?

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Fair Play For Cuba

Fidel allowed 125,000 Cubans to emigrate to the US over a six-month period in 1980, notoriously including about 2800 people who were released from jails or mental hospitals for the occasion. What Cuban port did this "boatlift" leave from?

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Mariel

The murder of prime minister Maurice Bishop amidst infighting in the socialist New Jewel Movement was the pretext for a US intervention and one of the few direct confrontations between US and Cuban militaries, with an estimated 35 Cubans killed. In what country did these events take place?

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Grenada

Until 1993, patients suffering from this illness were quarantined in state-run sanitariums. A two-week "course" in a sanitarium is still mandatory, and about half of Cuban affected still live in the sanitariums.

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AIDS

In 2006, Cuba worked with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to create the ALBA, a socialist trade alliance that now includes 11 member nations. What historical figure is the ALBA named after?

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Simón Bolívar

Fidel's supporters argue that he freed Cuba from the shackles of capitalism and colonialism. His detractors hope that his death will free Cuba from political and economic repression. Both sides agree that the cocktail known as the cuba libre is delicious. Besides ice, what are its three ingredients?

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(Bacardí) rum, (Coca-) cola, lime