Do you know the scandal that changed America? Take our Watergate quiz.

Watergate roiled American politics like no scandal before or since. It resulted in President Richard Nixon losing in disgrace the office he had coveted all his life. Some of the highest ranking members of the Nixon administration went to jail as a result of the Watergate break-in, including Attorney General John Mitchell and Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman. In the end 48 US officials and associates were convicted of Watergate-related crimes.

Think you know all about this fascinating piece of history? Try our quiz and see.

By , Staff writer

1. The Watergate burglars were discovered in Democratic National Committee headquarters on June 17, 1972, due to a mistake in criminal tradecraft. What was it?

Security guard Frank Wills spotted the tape, ripped it off, then saw it had been replaced and caught the burglars.

Security guard Frank Wills spotted the tape, ripped it off, then saw it had been replaced and caught the burglars.

Security guard Frank Wills spotted the tape, ripped it off, then saw it had been replaced and caught the burglars.

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They talked too loud while riffling through DNC offices.

 

They left a bit of tape on the door latch to hold it open.

 

One used a DNC phone to call home and say he’d be late.

 
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