SAT Subject US History Practice Question 102: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 102

3. The Watergate burglars were

A. newspaper reporters investigating a crime story
B. FBI agents looking for evidence of wrongdoing by Nixon
C. thieves looking for money in the Democratic Party offices
D. operatives in the pay of Nixon's reelection committee
E. Democratic Party members looking for evidence to discredit Republicans

Correct Answer: D


The Watergate burglars were operatives in the pay of the White House–based Committee to Re-elect the President.

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