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Why did Nixon resign?
a) to avoid impeachment
b) to prove his innocence
c) to avoid turning over his tapes
d) to prove his loyalty to his staff

Why did the Watergate break-in occur?
a) The Nixon White House wanted to get Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatric records.
b) The Committee to Reelect the President wanted to wiretap the Democratic National Committee.
c) The Committee to Reelect the President needed money to carry on its work.
d) The FBI and the CIA wanted information about the Democratic presidential campaign.

What did SALT I prove to the world?
a) that the policy of realpolitik could not work with the Soviet Union
b) that the United States could not catch up to the Soviet Union militarily
c) that the Soviet Union would no longer dominate Eastern Europe
d) ththat the superpowers could reach agreements limiting nuclear arms.

What was the greatest foreign policy accomplishment during the Nixon years?
a) keeping China’s seat in the United Nations away from the People’s Republic of China
b) recognizing the Communist government of the Soviet Union
c) bringing about American détente with the Soviet Union and China
d) mending the rifts between China and the Soviet Union

What did President Nixon do to try to halt the inflation plaguing the country?
a) He increased federal spending to provide jobs.
b) He imposed an embargo on oil shipped from OPEC countries.
c) He imposed a short-term freeze on wages, prices, and rents.
d) He balanced the budget.

One outcome of the Watergate scandal was the
a) impeachment of Nixon.
b) resignation of Gerald Ford.
c) conviction of Nixon by the Senate.
d) resignation of Richard Nixon.

President Nixon’s “southern strategy” included
a) increasing the amount of money needed to enforce fair housing laws.
b) easing guidelines for desegregation.
c) encouraging the extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
d) supporting busing of schoolchildren for purposes of integration.

The Plumbers and the Committee to Reelect the President were formed to
a) work with the FBI and CIA.
b) investigate illegal activities concerning the Watergate break-in.
c) befriend those on the “enemies list.”
d) ensure an overwhelming victory for Nixon in 1972.

OPEC’s 1973 embargo on shipping oil to the United States resulted in
a) a flare-up of problems with the Soviet Union.
b) higher inflation and another recession at home.
c) a war between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
d) a British-American foreign policy offensive against Arab nations.

Richard Nixon seemed willing to say or do anything to
a) help his many friends.
b) defeat his many enemies.
c) please the Congress.
d) advance the cause of civil rights.

Nixon’s staff was known for its
a) sense of humor.
b) openness to reporters and other outsiders.
c) limited role in making policy.
d) unswerving loyalty and support.

To solve the nagging problems of inflation and unemployment, Nixon called for
a) deficit spending.
b) a balanced budget.
c) higher interest rates.
d) cuts in oil production.

To halt the growth of government spending, Nixon tried to
a) cut social programs.
b) discourage consumerism.
c) cut the defense budget.
d) secure corporate donations.

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin were the first two people to
a) assist President Nixon as new staff members.
b) be named by President Nixon as Supreme Court Justices.
c) walk on the moon.
d) be named to the Nixon Cabinet.

Henry Kissinger served President Nixon as
a) national security advisor.
b) Secretary of State.
c) a skilled diplomat.
d) all of the above.

Nixon’s greatest achievement in foreign affairs is considered to be
a) ending the Vietnam War.
b) establishing détente with China and the Soviet Union.
c) negotiating open trade policies with the Soviet Union.
d) containing communism in Asia.

Nixon’s new approach to China was surprising, as China
a) practiced unfair trade.
b) refused to give up the island of Taiwan.
c) was viewed as an enemy.
d) had withdrawn from the United Nations.

Nixon wanted to use America’s friendship with China to
a) increase American exports.
b) weaken American labor unions.
c) win allies in Europe.
d) help negotiations with the Soviet Union.

During his trip to Moscow, Nixon sought to
a) improve relations between the two superpowers.
b) tip the balance of power in favor of the United States.
c) impose an embargo on Soviet oil.
d) form a military alliance against China.

Nixon and Brezhnev reached agreement on
a) weapons, space, and trade.
b) relations with Eastern Europe.
c) the Vietnam War.
d) restoring diplomatic ties.

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