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Trivia Quiz - Watergate Scandal Basics


How well do you know the Watergate Scandal?

Quiz Number: 883
Date Submitted: February 23, 2007
Quiz Categories: American History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: BubblyJolie
Average Score: 71.5 percent
Times Taken: 705 times
Taken by Registered Users: 24

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Watergate Scandal Basics
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1. What president was accused of being part of the Watergate Scadal?
  A.   John F. Kennedy
  B.   George Bush
  C.   Richard Nixon
  D.   Abraham Lincoln

2. What year was the crime committed?
  A.   1969
  B.   1972
  C.   1976
  D.   1979

3. Who was the Attorney General at the time of the Watergate break in?
  A.   Elliot L. Richardson
  B.   Richard G. Kleindienst
  C.   Ramsey Clark
  D.   John Mitchell

4. Who was the judge during the Watergate trial?
  A.   John Sirica
  B.   George Backholm
  C.   Dede Nokers
  D.   Frank Bernard

5. Who wrote a letter to the judge, explaining the involvement of the White House in the Watergate burglary?
  A.   John Smith
  B.   Jane Smith
  C.   James McCord
  D.   James McLouder

6. On April 30th 1973, President Nixon appeared to the whole nation and announced the departure of which member of the White House?
  A.   himself
  B.   John Cena
  C.   John Dean
  D.   John McDean

7. Who of the following was not one of the five Watergate burglars caught in the Watergate Hotel?
  A.   Bernard Barke
  B.   James W. McCord, Jr
  C.   G. Gordon Liddy
  D.   Frank Sturgis

8. Which of the following men was one of the two masterminds behind the Watergate break in?
  A.   Spiro Agnew
  B.   Gerald Ford
  C.   Nelson Rockerfeller
  D.   G. Gordon Liddy

9. What was the pseudonym given to William Mark Felt, Sr., the secret source who leaked information about the Watergate break in?
  A.   Timber Dog
  B.   Peanut Brain
  C.   Diver Down
  D.   Deep Throat

10. Nixon was the first president to do what?
  A.   be impeached
  B.   resign
  C.   get married while in office
  D.   be assassinated


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