SAT Subject US History Practice Question 229: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 229

30. Follow the money, "Deep Throat," and "expletive deleted" are all phrases associated with the

A. Watergate scandal that brought about the resignation of President Nixon
B. impeachment of President William Clinton
C. XYZ Affair of the Adams administration
D. impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
E. Teapot Dome scandal of the Harding administration

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

Choice A is correct; "follow the money" was the advice of "Deep Throat," the anonymous source of information that led to the disclo-sure of criminal activity in the Nixon White House. "Expletive deleted" refers to obscene language deleted from Nixon's tape-recorded conversations.

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