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1

Name three OPEC countries

Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, U.A.E., Qatar, etc.

2

Name two things that the government did to reduce our dependence on foreign oil

Lower speed limit, odd-even days, closed schools and businesses

3

The easing of cold war tensions

Détente

4

Name two reasons that the U.S. government built the strategic petroleum reserve

Military emergencies, foreign oil embargos, business emergencies

5

Since the end of WWII, this has become the most powerful branch of government

Executive

6

Name one of the two reporters who broke the Watergate story

Woodward & Bernstein

7

Nixon fired the attorney general, and assistant attorney general: the special prosecutor was also fired. This was known as …

The Saturday night massacre

8

Gerald Ford was nominated as V.P. by Nixon after this V.P. resigned.

Spiro Agnew

9

This group of people was responsible for “plugging leaks” in the government

Plumbers

10

This former Gov.. of Georgia defeated Gerald Ford for President

Jimmy Carter

11

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded this country

Afghanistan

12

The Camp David Accords was a peace treaty between these two countries

Israel and Egypt

13

Ayatollah Khomeini took control of this Middle East country

Iran

14

In 1979, the U.S. negotiated to return this property back to its Central American country

Panama Canal

15

Rachel Carson wrote the book “Silent Spring” which helped to get this chemical outlawed

DDT

16

What does E.P.A. stand for?

Environmental protection agency

17

The worlds worst nuclear disaster was known as…

Chernobyl

18

Alexander Butterfield disclosed to Congress that Pres. Nixon had a ….in the Oval Office

A telephone recording system

19

This Nixon program was designed to give power to the states. They would decide on their own how to spend their federal tax dollars?

Revenue sharing

20

This “Holiday” was set up to address concerns about the environment

Earth day

21

How many residents were evacuated in the wake of the accident at Three Mile Island?

100,000

22

This is the situation when you have rising prices and rising unemployment

Stagflation

23

The reporters who broke the Watergate story worked for this newspaper

The Washington post

24

•Most environmental activists were originally part of other activist groups. Name two of them

•Civil Rights activists
•Women’s Rights groups
•Anti-war groups

25

What does OPEC stand for?

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

26

Days before sentencing ____ writes a letter to the presiding judge, ____ in which he confesses lying under oath and suggest White House involvement of the burglary

Jane McCord
John sirica

27

Nixon announced the resignations of --- and ____, two of his closet advisors

HR haldeman
John ehrlichman

28

Plumbers

A group told to find and stop the leaks of the information to the press in Washington dc

29

Nixon releases ___ of his conversations, but they fail to o satisfy investigators because _____

Edited transcripts
It didn't answer the question of what the president knew and when he knew it.

30

When Nixon resigned, did he admit guilt?

No, he merely said that some of his judgements "were wrong"