SAT Subject US History Practice Question 92: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 92

2. The Cuban missile crisis ended when

A. the Soviets agreed to withdraw their missiles from Cuba if U.S. missiles were withdrawn from sites in Turkey
B. President Kennedy ordered the U.S. Navy to turn back Soviet ships headed for Cuba
C. a CIA-sponsored invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles was defeated at the Bay of Pigs
D. President Kennedy was assassinated
E. the East German government built a wall around the perimeter of West Berlin

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

War was averted and the crisis ended when the Soviets agreed to withdraw their missiles from Cuba if U.S. missiles aimed at the Soviet Union were withdrawn from sites in Turkey.

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