The Watergate Scandal: Summary, Facts & Timeline


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Which of the following describes the significance of the Watergate complex, in the political scandal of the same name?

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1. How did the break-in develop into a political scandal?

2. Which of the following best describes President Richard Nixon's initial role in the Watergate scandal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Watergate scandal. Topics on the quiz include President Richard Nixon's involvement in the scandal and his punishment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The break-in that turned into a scandal
  • Nixon's role in the scandal
  • Argument made by Nixon about executive privilege
  • End of the Nixon presidency

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Watergate scandal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the break-in
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the demise of Nixon's presidency and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled The Watergate Scandal: Summary, Facts & Timeline. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Detail the break-in at the Watergate complex
  • Explore the group of burglars known as the Plumbers
  • Explain Nixon's role in the scandal
  • Cover the lasting impact of the Watergate scandal