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Wallowing inside Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz

Wallowing inside Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz

WASHINGTON (AP) — For fifty per cent of a century, every one one greatest Washington outrageous wrongdoing started accompanied by some form of this question: Is this another Watergate?

Watergate spawned an all-purpose suffix. If "gate" were appended to misdeeds it was disagreement of earliest rank.

Watergate brought down a president. It reordered American politics, at least for a time. It begot far-reaching reforms, numerous now eroded. It seeded at some hour dated greater mistrust inside government.

Until a June darkness 50 years ago, Watergate meant little additional than an apartment complex, an office building accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a bandshell at the border of the Potomac where military bands played the music of John Philip Sousa on heated summer evenings.

Then, inside the Watergate office building, where the Democratic National Committee maintained its headquarters, came a burglary. Then a cover-up. Then the unravelling of a presidency. "Watergate" forever stands for political corruption accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the shaming of Richard M. Nixon.

Nixon tried to dismiss it all. "Let others wallow inside Watergate," he said inside the Rose Garden inside July 1973. "We are going to do our job." That didn't work.

On the 50th anniversary of the events that precipitated Nixon's downfall, acknowledged fair while a Watergate-style question is investigating another former president, here's a quiz to see how well you know the story.

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THE SCANDAL IN 60 SECONDS

On June 17, 1972, Democratic Party headquarters inside the Watergate office building inside Washington, D.C., were entered by burglars wearing (1) ------ gloves. Their pockets were stuffed accompanied by (2) ------- bills. They were arrested accompanied by every one one other accompanied by subsequently identified accompanied by Nixon's reelection committee, known by the acronym CREEP, which stood for (3) ------—.

The president's press secretary called it a (4) ------ burglary attempt. But place of set of two reporters for (5) -------- dug around accompanied by every one one other accompanied by established a link inside the centre of the burglars accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the White House.

Six days following the burglary, the Republican president agreed accompanied by a scheme to cover up White House involvement. Seven men pleaded culpable or were convicted of the burglary accompanied by every one one other accompanied by one of them, (6) ----—, made demands of the White House for hush money.

Nixon was told it could cost (7) -----—. Some of the participants inside the cover-up became frightened accompanied by every one one other accompanied by talked to (8) -------—. A Senate committee began an investigation, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by it was revealed that Nixon covertly recorded all his conversations inside the White House.

Thus began a legal tug-of-war involving the White House, the Senate accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the courts for the tapes. When Prosecutor Archibald Cox pressed excessively hard, Nixon ordered him (9) ------- inside what became known while the (10) ---------.

Finally, the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to yield the tapes. A House committee recommended that he exist (11) ---------, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by it looked exist fond of that would occur when Nixon (12) ---------. He flew off to his villa inside (13) ---------, California. (14) ------- became president accompanied by every one one other accompanied by subsequent pardoned Nixon.

ANSWERS

1. surgical

2. $100

3. Committee for the Re-election of the President, regularly referred to while Committee to Re-elect the President

4. third-rate

5. The Washington Post

6. E. Howard Hunt

7. $ 1 million

8. confederate prosecutors

9. fired

10. Saturday Night Massacre

11. impeached

12. resigned

13. San Clemente

14. Gerald R. Ford

WATERGATE DATES

The correct Watergate connoisseur needs only a day to recall a significant event. The Watergate break-in was on June 17, 1972. Richard Nixon was pardoned Sept. 8, 1974. Now it's up to you to arrange the following events inside chronological order accompanied by every one one other accompanied by at that hour dated place of set of two them accompanied by the dates on which they occurred.

EVENTS:

1. Nixon resigns following announcing his decision the darkness before.

2. The Saturday Night Massacre.

3. Testimony earlier to the Senate Watergate Committee reveals that all of Nixon's White House conversations were taped.

4. Nixon aides H.R. Haldeman accompanied by every one one other accompanied by John D. Ehrlichman resign. Presidential counsel John Dean is fired.

5. Seven men are indicted for the Watergate break-in.

6. The Supreme Court rules Nixon must inside attendance accompanied by up tapes that are needed while proof inside the trial of his aides.

7. Nixon accompanied by every one one other accompanied by H.R. Haldeman talk over Watergate. Later, prosecutors find an 18-minute gap inside the band of that conversation.

8. The Committee on the Judiciary inside the House of Representatives votes 27 to 11 to advocate Nixon's impeachment.

DATES:

A. June 20, 1972

B. Sept. 15, 1972

C. April 30, 1973

D. July 16, 1973

E. Oct. 20, 1973

F. July 24, 1974

G. July 27, 1974

H. Aug. 9, 1974

ANSWERS

1. H.

2. E.

3. D.

4. C.

5. B.

6. F.

7. A.

8. G.

BREAKING THE WATERGATE CODE

Here are some words that cropped up regularly inside Watergate.

Pick the fair meaning (more than one may exist correct).

1. "Gemstone" referred to:

a. The payoff to the Watergate burglars.

b. The radioed signal that the seaboard was understandable for the Watergate burglars.

c. The cipher name for a confidential wiretap operation.

2. "Smoking gun" was:

a. The Secret Service cipher name for Ron Ziegler.

b. Nixon's inside attendance to the Shah of Iran.

c. The taped discussion that implicated Nixon inside the cover-up from the start.

d. The cipher name for Bob Woodward accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Carl Bernstein's informant.

3. The "Huston Plan" was:

a. A proposal for canceling the 1972 election.

b. The scheme to clasp the 1972 GOP convention inside Houston.

c. The Nixon reelection committee's lord scheme for winning.

d. A proposal for domestic surveillance accompanied by every one one other accompanied by break-ins to retain tabs on radicals.

4. The White House plumbers were:

a. A White House category formed to inquire into leaks.

b. A team that consisted of G. Gordon Liddy accompanied by every one one other accompanied by E. Howard Hunt accompanied by every one one other accompanied by others.

c. A category of men who burglarized the Beverly Hills office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist.

d. An undercover team that operated not here of Room 16 inside the basement of the Old Executive Office Building.

ANSWERS

1. c.

2. c.

3. d. (The scheme was drafted by White House aide Tom Huston.)

4. a, b, c accompanied by every one one other accompanied by d.

WATERGATE MATH

1. How numerous people were charged accompanied by a Watergate-related crime?

a. 7

b. 25

c. 69

d. 106

2. How numerous people pleaded guilty?

a. 3

b. 13

c. 25

d. 48

3. How numerous people were convicted following a trial?

a. 4

b. 13

c. 33

d. 42

4. How numerous people served time?

a. 7

b. 14

c. 25

d. 43

5. How numerous people only paid fines?

a. 5

b. 7

c. 16

d. 22

ANSWERS

1. c. (69)

2. d. (48)

3. b. (13)

4. c (25)

5. d. (22)

TIME IN THE PEN

The men who went to prison for Watergate crimes served a total of additional than 22 years. Of the top five, pick the one who served the longest.

1. Burglary mastermind G. Gordon Liddy.

2. His leader lieutenant, E. Howard Hunt.

3. The attorney general, John N. Mitchell.

4. The White House leader of staff, H.R. Haldeman.

5. White House domestic counsellor John D. Ehrlichman.

ANSWER

Liddy, convicted inside the Watergate burglary, was excessively convicted inside the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, for refusing to testify earlier to a congressional committee accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a confederate magnificent jury. He was sentenced to labour for a word of sextet years accompanied by every one one other accompanied by eight months to 20 years. His judgement was commuted to a greatest of eight years by President Jimmy Carter, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by he actually served 52 months.

THE PHRASEMAKERS

1. Who blamed a "sinister force" for the 18 minute band gap?

a. Alexander Butterfield

b. Alexander Haig

c. Alexander Knox

2. Who is credited accompanied by coining the word "modified restricted hangout" for partial accompanied by every one one other accompanied by innocuous Watergate disclosures intended to satisfy investigators' curiosity?

a. John Ehrlichman

b. John Dean

c. John Mitchell

3. Who kept asking, "What did the president know accompanied by every one one other accompanied by when did he know it?"

a. Howard Hunt

b. Howard Smith

c. Howard Baker

4. Who suggested letting acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray twist "slowly, slowly inside the wind?"

a. Presidential valet Manolo Sanchez

b. Presidential press secretary Ronald Ziegler

c. Presidential counsellor John Ehrlichman

ANSWERS

1. b. Haig.

2. a. Ehrlichman is credited, nevertheless he says someone else said it.

3. c. Howard Baker.

4. c. Ehrlichman, who said he got the phrase from Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World."

WATERGATE OBJETS D'ART

In this list, find the eight items that have some link accompanied by Watergate. Extra commend if you tin remember what the link is.

1. A bus token.

2. A small part of tape.

3. An audio band test.

4. A pill bottle accompanied by a childproof cap.

5. A black cat.

6. A scarlet wig.

7. A flannel nightgown.

8. An abstract painting inside a museum.

9. A black notebook accompanied by Howard Hunt's name inside it.

10. A jimmied file cabinet inside California.

11. A brown paper lunch bag.

12. A flower pot.

ANSWERS

1. No connection.

2. The band was used to chunk the latch inside the basement entry of the Watergate office building.

3. The trial was ordered by Judge John Sirica inside a failed try to see what caused the erasure of 18 minutes of crucial taped Watergate discussion inside the centre of Nixon accompanied by every one one other accompanied by H.R. Haldeman.

4. The pill bottle is what Nixon was excessively undexterous to open, according to Bob Woodward accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Carl Bernstein's book, "The Final Days."

5. No connection.

6. The wig was small part of the disguise that Hunt place on when he flew to Denver to gathering Dita Beard, an ITT lobbyist.

7. No connection.

8. No connection.

9. The notebook was found on one of the burglars accompanied by every one one other accompanied by started the series that led eventually to Nixon's involvement.

10. The cabinet inside the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist was jimmied by White House agents looking for grime on Ellsberg.

11. The paper bag served while the inventory sheet on which Secret Service agents kept track of Nixon's secret tapes while they were checked not here of their subterranean warren.

12. The flower pot, which had a scarlet banner stuck inside it, belonged to Woodward. He would reposition it on his apartment balcony to signal that he needed to be in touch his anonymous source, Deep Throat.

ROLL CALL

Here are some people whose names cropped up inside Watergate. Match their names accompanied by the descriptions.

NAMES

1. Fred Buzhardt

2. Virgilio Gonzalez

3. George McGovern

4. Rose Mary Woods

5. Fred Thompson

6. Donald Segretti

7. Dwight Chapin

8. Matthew Byrne

9. Henry Petersen

10. Bebe Rebozo

11. Steve Bull

12. Anthony Ulasewicz

13. Charles Colson.

DESCRIPTIONS

A. Nixon's finest friend.

B. Nixon's private secretary, who took clasp inside ask in remittance of for 4-5 minutes of the 18-minute band gap.

C. He distributed hush money to the Watergate burglars.

D. The Nixon subordinate who cued up tapes for the president to hear to.

E. A soiled trickster.

F. The White House aide who recruited the soiled trickster.

G. Nixon's competitor inside the 1972 election.

H. The subordinate attorney general who discussed Watergate accompanied by Nixon.

I. The White House legal practitioner who discovered the 18 -minute band gap.

J. The White House aide who subsequent got religion.

K. Counsel to the Republican minority on the Senate Watergate Committee; he became a Republican senator from Tennessee.

L. One of the burglars arrested inside the Watergate.

M. The confederate judge who, while he presided over the Ellsberg-Pentagon Papers trial, was offered the pole of FBI director.

ANSWERS

1. I.

2. L.

3. G.

4. B.

5. K.

6. E.

7. F.

8. M.

9. H.

10. A.

11. D.

12. C.

13. J.

WATERGATE VERITIES: True or False?

1. Nixon was named while a Watergate conspirator by a magnificent jury nevertheless was not indicted.

2. John Dean borrowed money from a White House protected from danger to pay for his honeymoon.

3. Spiro Agnew resigned while vice president since of his involvement inside Watergate.

4. Nixon accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Henry Kissinger knelt inside invocation accompanied by every one one other following the president decided to resign.

5. The burglars had broken into Democratic headquarters on one instance earlier to the hour dated they were caught.

6. G. Gordon Liddy offered to have himself report to lay clasp of the Watergate hotness off the White House.

7. One of the Watergate burglars was on a CIA retainer when he was arrested.

8. Herbert Kalmbach accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Richard Kleindienst were lawyers for the Nixon re-election committee.

9. The "milk fund" was used to pay off the Watergate burglars.

10. Nixon never publicly discussed Watergate until the darkness he resigned.

11. Nixon was the earliest president to resign his office.

ANSWERS

1. True. The president was one of 18 unindicted co-conspirators.

2. True. He borrowed $ 4,850 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by paid it back.

3. False. He resigned Oct. 10, 1973, by preference than competition charges that he took payoffs while executive of Maryland accompanied by every one one other accompanied by while vice president.

4. True. In his memoirs, Nixon said, "I asked him to pray accompanied by me … accompanied by every one one other accompanied by we knelt."

5. True. They had planted some bugs on Memorial Day weekend. One of them didn't labour accompanied by every one one other accompanied by that's one spring they had go nearer back.

6. True. It was one of the reasons Nixon accompanied by every one one other accompanied by others inside the White House considered him to exist irrational.

7. True. Eugenio Martinez, an anti-Castro Cuban, was receiving checks regularly.

8. False. Kalmbach was Nixon's personal legal practitioner accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a fund-raiser; Kleindienst followed John Mitchell while attorney general.

9. False. It was made up of contributions from the dairy manufacturing to Nixon's re-election campaign.

10. False. The theme came up at numerous press conferences accompanied by every one one other accompanied by inside his condition addresses, beginning accompanied by a report conference five days following the burglary.

11. True. The earliest accompanied by every one one other accompanied by only.

THE WIVES OF WATERGATE

Martha Mitchell, Maureen Dean, Pat Nixon accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Dorothy Hunt were married to men who, one way or another, were connected to Watergate.

Which one:

1. Sat by while her husband testified for five days inside a televised Watergate hearing?

2. Complained that a former FBI male held her down while a physician drugged her inside a California motel by jabbing a indicator into her backside?

3. Was killed inside a flat external outside crash while carrying $10,000 inside cash?

4. Was known while Thelma Ryan while a girl?

ANSWERS

1. Mrs. Dean

2. Mrs. Mitchell

3. Mrs. Hunt

4. Mrs. Nixon, whose nickname was Pat.

TWISTING IN THE WIND

Enough of the creampuff questions. Time to amuse oneself hardball.

1. The political espionage scheme that included the Watergate break-in was presented trio times by G. Gordon Liddy to whom earlier to it was approved? Liddy asked earliest for $1 million; how a a large amount of was eventually OK'd?

2. Who said he had to convey so a a large amount of telephone alter to build arrangements for conveyance of hush money that "I had a bus guy's coin changer?"

3. Name the septet senators on the Senate Watergate Committee accompanied by every one one other accompanied by identify their states accompanied by every one one other accompanied by parties.

4. Name the leader prosecutor at the earliest Watergate trial.

5. A lookout was supposed to warn the Watergate burglars if anything went awry. Name the lookout accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the innmotel across from the Watergate where he was posted.

6. What Watergate personality was nicknamed "The Writer" since he had written additional than 40 spy novels?

7. Hours following the Watergate burglars were arrested, G. Gordon Liddy failed to prevail on Attorney General Richard Kleindienst to intercede to have them released. Where did he find Kleindienst?

8. Who disclosed the actuality of the White House taping system?

9. Nixon said he was advised to band his White House conversations by whom?

10. Who was Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist?

11. Archibald Cox was the earliest of quartet exceptional Watergate prosecutors. Who were the others?

12. Where was Richard Nixon:

(a) on the day of the Watergate burglary?

(b) when he told Haldeman accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ehrlichman they were fired?

(c) when Dean told him concerning the cancer on the presidency?

(d) when the Supreme Court ordered him to inside attendance accompanied by up his tapes?

(e) when Gerald R. Ford was sworn inside while his successor?

ANSWERS

1. Attorney General John Mitchell; $250,000.

2. Anthony Ulasewicz.

3. Chairman Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C.; Howard H. Baker Jr., R-Tenn.; Herman E. Talmadge, D-Ga.; Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii; Joseph M. Montoya, D-N.M.; Edward J. Gurney, R-Fla.; Lowell P. Weicker, R-Conn.

4. Earl S. Silbert.

5. Alfred C. Baldwin III, at the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge.

6. E. Howard Hunt.

7. Burning Tree golf way inside a Maryland suburb.

8. Alexander Butterfield.

9. His predecessor, Lyndon B. Johnson.

10. Dr. Lewis Fielding of Beverly Hills, Calif.

11. Leon Jaworski, Henry Ruth accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Charles F.C. Ruff

12. (a) On Grand Cay inside the Bahamas; (b) Camp David; (c) In the Oval Office; (d) At his villa inside San Clemente, Calif.; (e) Flying place of residence to California.

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Feinsilber, now retired, created this quiz inside 1997 for the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. It has been updated for the 50th.

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This quiz has been corrected by deleting the allude to of to Inouye still actuality inside the Senate; Inouye died inside 2012. It excessively deletes the allude to of to Thompson actuality a contemporaneous Republican senator; he left-hand the Senate inside 2003 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by died inside 2015.

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