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Trivia Quiz - Watergate Scandal Basics II


Ten more questions on the drama that shook America to its core.

Quiz Number: 5160
Date Submitted: October 24, 2013
Quiz Categories: American History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 77.5 percent
Times Taken: 12 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3

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Watergate Scandal Basics II

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1. A White House unit whose task was to control news leaks and embarrassing disclosures was known by what tradesman's name?
  A.   Electricians
  B.   Carpenters
  C.   Plumbers
  D.   Tilers

2. Who was the Watergate security guard who noticed tape on a lock? His observations saw the burglars arrested.
  A.   Bob Stanton
  B.   Frank Mills
  C.   Mike Carlton
  D.   Les Dawson

3. How many burglars were arrested at the Watergate Hotel?
  A.   3
  B.   4
  C.   5
  D.   6

4. The Watergate scandal dragged in President Nixon. Who said of him, 'What distinctive quality of the presidency permits its incumbent to withhold evidence"?
  A.   John J. Sirica
  B.   Daniel Ellsberg
  C.   E. Howard Hunt
  D.   Bob Woodward

5. President Nixon's White House tapes were scrutinized and were found to have what portion missing?
  A.   8 minutes
  B.   11 1/2 minutes
  C.   15 minutes
  D.   18 1/2 minutes

6. What was the first name of President Nixon's secretary who tried to explain how the gap in the tapes happened?
  A.   Lily
  B.   Ivy
  C.   Violet
  D.   Rose

7. Which of the following Nixon aides did not resign his position as part of the Watergate scandal?
  A.   John Ehrlichman
  B.   Ron Ziegler
  C.   John Mitchell
  D.   H R Haldeman

8. The Watergate scandal produced many memorable quotes. Which of the following is not from that time?
  A.   Expletive deleted
  B.   A cancer growing on the presidency
  C.   You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore.
  D.   I am not a crook.

9. Who was the Tennessee Republican who helped chair the Senate Watergate Committee and asked, "What did the President know, and when did he know it?"
  A.   Howard Baker
  B.   Sam J. Ervin
  C.   Charles Colson
  D.   Elliot Richardson

10. How soon after taking office did President Ford grant Richard Nixon a pardon for any crimes he may have committed?
  A.   one week
  B.   one month
  C.   six months
  D.   one year


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