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Watergate Answer Key

Members of which president's administration were involved in the Watergate Scandal?
  1. Gerald Ford
  2. Jimmy Carter
  3. Richard Nixon
  4. Lyndon Johnson
The Watergate complex had both office buildings and a hotel.
  1. True
  2. False
How many people were found guilty for their roles in the Watergate scandal?
  1. 12
  2. 34
  3. 48
  4. 65
Which organization had its headquarters at the Watergate complex?
  1. George McGovern for President
  2. Republican National Committee
  3. Democratic National Committee
  4. Committee for the Re-Election of the President
Who were the two men responsible for the planning of the Watergate break-in?
  • G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt.
Why was there a second break-in into the DNC office?
  1. to retrieve an audio tape
  2. to erase the security tape
  3. the wiretaps malfunctioned
  4. the wrong papers were photographed
The burglars were caught in the act during the second break-in.
  1. True
  2. False
What was found to link the Watergate burglars to the Nixon Campaign?
  • Deposit records showed cashiers checks from the Committee for the Re-Election of the President were deposited in the bank account of one of the burglars.
Investigative journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein worked for the Washington Post.
Woodward and Bernstein's source was nicknamed Deep State.
  1. True
  2. False
What was William Felt's job while he was talking to Woodward and Bernstein?
  1. Attorney General
  2. White House Counsel
  3. Assistant CIA director
  4. Deputy director of the FBI
Who was the White House Counsel that cooperated with the Senate committee investigating Watergate?
  1. Archibald Cox
  2. John Dean
  3. Richard Kleindienst
  4. Sam Ervin
What was the "Saturday Night Massacre"?
  • Answers may vary: Should include- The Saturday Night Massacre was the day Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox was fired by the Solicitor General after the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General refused and resigned.
Richard Nixon was named an unindicted co-conspirator for his role in the Watergate coverup.
  1. True
  2. False
The Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Nixon that the president's executive privilege allowed him not to release the secret recording he had made.
  1. True
  2. False
How many minutes were erased from the audiotapes Nixon released?
  1. 5.5
  2. 12
  3. 18.5
  4. 26
Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached.
  1. True
  2. False

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