All the President's Men Test | Final Test - Hard

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does McCord contact the judge?

2. What does Haldeman deny in Chapter 15?

3. What happens when Woodward requests an interview with the President?

4. Where is Woodward when Bernstein gets his subpoena?

5. What is one document from Hunt’s safe that was destroyed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bernstein instruct Bradlee to do on the phone?

2. What is the reporters’ attitude towards the information coming out about John Dean?

3. Why are the documents Gray provides significant?

4. Why does Woodward’s CRP source change in Chapter 14?

5. How does the White House aide feel about Dean’s upcoming statement regarding the President?

6. Was it illegal for the reporters to approach jurors?

7. Why do the reporters consider Gray’s appointment ill-timed?

8. Why are the reporters relieved about Judge Sirica's handling of their approaching jurors?

9. Why does McCord write his letter to the judge?

10. Given Bernstein's voting - in the election and the poll - what does he think of McGovern?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Woodward and Bernstein touch on many important topics, both topical and profound. Why might they have chosen the title All the President’s Men for this book? What is the title’s significance?

Essay Topic 2

Bernstein is mocked for not understanding the implications of indicting the president. What are the implications of indicting a president? Make reference to the Constitution and legal research in your response.

Essay Topic 3

Many characters are terrified to name Haldeman in connection with Watergate and the cover-up. Why is this? Who was Haldeman, and what was his position? Why might even powerful sources, such as Deep Throat, hesitate to name him?

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