Watergate Scandal! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Watergate Scandal! Trivia Questions Quiz

Are you familiar with the Watergate scandal? It was a prominent political scandal during the time in which Richard Nixon was president. It took place from 1972 to 1974. The scandal came from the Nixon administration’s perpetual attempts to cover up its involvement in a 1972 incident of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC. See how much you know about Watergate and put your knowledge to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On January 8th, the trials for seven defendants were presided over by which judge?
    • A. 

      Judge Judy

    • B. 

      John Sirica

    • C. 

      Francis Biddle

  • 2. 
    On January 11th one of the defendants pleads guilty.
    • A. 

      E. Howard Hunt

    • B. 

      Mames W. McCord Jr.

    • C. 

      Gordon Liddy

  • 3. 
    On April 6th, this White House Counsel begins cooperating with the Watergate prosecutors.
    • A. 

      John Mitchell

    • B. 

      H.R.Haldeman

    • C. 

      John Dean

  • 4. 
    On May 18th this man was announced to be the Justice Dept. Special Prosecutor for the trials. He is sworn in on May 25th.
    • A. 

      Elliot Richardson

    • B. 

      Archibald Cox

    • C. 

      Alexander Butterfield

  • 5. 
    On June 25th this man claimed, before Senate Watergate Committee, that President Nixon was involved in the coverup within days of the inicident in June 1972.
    • A. 

      Chuck Colson

    • B. 

      Gordon Liddy

    • C. 

      John Dean

  • 6. 
    This man reveals the presence of a taping system in the White House which President Nixon had used to tape all of his phone calls and conversations in his office.
    • A. 

      John Mitchell

    • B. 

      Egil Krogh

    • C. 

      Alexander P. Butterfield

  • 7. 
    On July 25th, President Nixon refused to surrender these to the Watergate Committee
    • A. 

      Classified documents concerning his role in Vietnam

    • B. 

      Documents and tapes from his office

    • C. 

      Memos of meetings with Watergate conspirators

  • 8. 
    This high-level government member resigned on October 10th over a different kind of charge.
    • A. 

      John Mitchell

    • B. 

      Spiro T. Agnew

    • C. 

      Hubert Humphrey

  • 9. 
    Which one of these men actually carried out the order by President Nixon to fire the Special Prosecutor?
    • A. 

      Elliot Richardson

    • B. 

      William Ruckelshaus

    • C. 

      Robert Bork

  • 10. 
    This man was named as the new Special Prosecutor.
    • A. 

      John Stennis

    • B. 

      Leon Jaworski

    • C. 

      Harold Hill

  • 11. 
    Erasures found in the tapes were said to be done by "some sinister force." Name the person that made this statement.
    • A. 

      Alexander Haig

    • B. 

      William Ruckelshaus

    • C. 

      Rose Mary Woods