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Though his wife’s pursuit of the oval office has been at the forefront in recent years, Bill Clinton made quite the impact throughout his time in power from 1993 to 2001. What do you know of his work?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What happened in the Senate when Andrew Johnson faced impeachment in 1868?

    • A.

      Senate Removed Him From Office

    • B.

      He Resigned Before The Vote

    • C.

      Senate Was Deadlocked

    • D.

      Measure Fell One Vote Short

    Correct Answer
    D. Measure Fell One Vote Short
    Explanation
    During Andrew Johnson's impeachment in 1868, the measure to remove him from office fell one vote short in the Senate. This means that although there was a strong push for his removal, there was not enough support to reach the required number of votes. As a result, Johnson was able to remain in office despite the impeachment proceedings.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following men did not serve as chief of staff under President Bill Clinton?

    • A.

      Lloyd Bentsen

    • B.

      Mack McClarty

    • C.

      Leon Panetta

    • D.

      John Podesta

    Correct Answer
    A. Lloyd Bentsen
    Explanation
    Lloyd Bentsen did not serve as chief of staff under President Bill Clinton. The question asks to identify the individual who did not hold this position during Clinton's presidency.

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  • 3. 

    During Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, who was the first Senator to speak up with an objection to how the trial was proceeding?

    • A.

      Olympia Snowe of Maine

    • B.

      Dianne Feinstein of California

    • C.

      Tom Harkin of Iowa

    • D.

      Tom Daschle of South Dakota

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom Harkin of Iowa
    Explanation
    Tom Harkin of Iowa was the first Senator to speak up with an objection to how Bill Clinton's impeachment trial was proceeding.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the attorney that cross-examined Judge Kenneth Starr on the first day of the impeachment hearings?

    • A.

      Charles Ruff

    • B.

      Bob Bennett

    • C.

      David Kendall

    • D.

      Bob Livingston

    Correct Answer
    C. David Kendall
    Explanation
    David Kendall was the attorney who cross-examined Judge Kenneth Starr on the first day of the impeachment hearings.

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  • 5. 

    How many questions did the Judiciary Committee send over to the White House for President Bill Clinton to respond to in writing?

    • A.

      81

    • B.

      75

    • C.

      91

    • D.

      85

    Correct Answer
    A. 81
    Explanation
    During President Bill Clinton's impeachment proceedings, the Judiciary Committee sent 81 questions to the White House for him to respond to in writing. These questions were likely related to the investigation and allegations against him, and the committee sought his detailed responses to aid in their decision-making process.

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  • 6. 

    Who is Charles F.C. Ruff?

    • A.

      Big Clinton Contributor From Arkansas

    • B.

      Chief Prosecutor Under Judge Starr In The Impeachment Investigation

    • C.

      Former Arkansas Governor

    • D.

      One Of President Clinton's Attorneys

    Correct Answer
    D. One Of President Clinton's Attorneys
    Explanation
    Charles F.C. Ruff is identified as one of President Clinton's attorneys. This suggests that he played a role in providing legal counsel and representation to President Clinton during a certain period of time. The other options provided do not refer to Ruff's specific role as an attorney for President Clinton, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 7. 

    What was the date of Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky's taped lunch at a hotel restaurant and who wired her?

    • A.

      Jan. 17, 1998 - FBI

    • B.

      Jan. 13, 1998 - FBI

    • C.

      Jan. 13, 1998 - Lucianne Goldberg

    • D.

      Jan. 17, 1998 - House Judiciary Committee

    Correct Answer
    B. Jan. 13, 1998 - FBI
    Explanation
    On January 13, 1998, the FBI wired Linda Tripp during her lunch with Monica Lewinsky at a hotel restaurant. This means that the FBI secretly recorded their conversation, likely as part of their investigation into the alleged affair between Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton.

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  • 8. 

    How is Andy Bleiler related to the Monica Lewinsky scandal?

    • A.

      Private Eye Hired To Dig Up Dirt On Tripp And Goldberg

    • B.

      Ambassador To South Africa Who Once Employed Monica

    • C.

      Secret Service Agent Assigned To The Oval Office

    • D.

      Teacher That Had Extra Marital Fling With Monica Before The President

    Correct Answer
    D. Teacher That Had Extra Marital Fling With Monica Before The President
    Explanation
    Andy Bleiler is related to the Monica Lewinsky scandal as the teacher who had an extramarital fling with Monica before she became involved with the President. This suggests that Bleiler had a romantic relationship with Monica Lewinsky prior to her involvement with President Bill Clinton, which was a significant aspect of the scandal.

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  • 9. 

    When Richard Nixon faced the impeachment process, how many articles of impeachment were passed by the House Judiciary Committee?

    • A.

      None, He Resigned First

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Just One, Abuse Of Power

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    During the impeachment process of Richard Nixon, the House Judiciary Committee passed three articles of impeachment. These articles accused Nixon of obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress. However, before the articles could be voted on by the full House of Representatives, Nixon resigned from office, making him the first U.S. president to do so. Therefore, while three articles of impeachment were passed by the committee, they were not ultimately voted on or carried out due to Nixon's resignation.

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  • 10. 

    What was the vote in the Senate on the obstruction of justice charge against Bill Clinton?

    • A.

      55-45 for conviction (but short of the 2/3 majority needed)

    • B.

      50-50

    • C.

      55-45 against conviction

    • D.

      60-40 against conviction

    Correct Answer
    B. 50-50
    Explanation
    The vote in the Senate on the obstruction of justice charge against Bill Clinton was 50-50. This means that there was an equal number of votes in favor of conviction and votes against conviction. However, the 2/3 majority needed for conviction was not reached, resulting in Clinton being acquitted of the charge.

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  • 11. 

    What was the vote in the Senate on the perjury charge against Clinton?

    • A.

      55-45 For Conviction

    • B.

      60-40 Against Conviction

    • C.

      55-45 Against Conviction

    • D.

      50-50

    Correct Answer
    C. 55-45 Against Conviction
    Explanation
    The vote in the Senate on the perjury charge against Clinton was 55-45 against conviction. This means that the majority of the senators voted against finding Clinton guilty of perjury.

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