Watergate Scandal

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Watergate Scandal.

1. During what decade did the Watergate Scandal occur?
a. 1960s
b. 1970s
c. 1980s
d. 1990s
e. 2000s

2. Where does the name Watergate come from?
a. A military operation
b. The codename for a spy
c. A video game
d. A man named Bill Watergate
e. A complex of office buildings

3. What United States president resigned as a result of the scandal?
a. Ronald Reagan
b. Bill Clinton
c. Richard Nixon
d. Jimmy Carter
e. Gerald Ford

4. Whose offices were broken into to cause the scandal?
a. Republican Party
b. Congress
c. Senate
d. Democratic Party
e. Supreme Court

5. What newspaper did reporters Woodward and Bernstein work for?
a. Washington Post
b. New York Times
c. USA Today
d. Wall Street Journal
e. They were bloggers

6. What was the nickname given to the anonymous source that gave information to Woodward and Bernstein?
a. Smoking Gun
b. Deep Throat
c. Hush Money
d. James Bond
e. Watergate

7. What evidence ended up being the smoking gun that proved the president was involved?
a. Emails
b. Pictures
c. Tapes
d. Phone records
e. All of the above

8. True or False: President Nixon went to jail for several years for his involvement in the scandal.

9. Who became president after Richard Nixon?
a. Jimmy Carter
b. Ronald Reagan
c. Bill Clinton
d. John F. Kennedy
e. Gerald Ford

10. What government agency did Deep Throat belong to?
a. CIA
b. DOD
c. Congress
d. FBI
e. NSA

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