Can You Identify These CIA Scandals?

As a lover of history, you surely know your fair share about CIA scandals? At least we hope so! Test your knowledge on America's biggest scandals and see where you rank!
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Which American president authorized the CIA's Operation CHAOS, which spied on anti-war citizens?
Nixon
Johnson
Kennedy
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In 1953, the CIA's Operation Ajax was ultimately all about what?
Military power
Oil
The presidential election
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How did the CIA use force to push Iranian leaders out of power during the 1953 coup?
They initiated riots
They assassinated several leaders
They paid everyone off
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PBSUCCESS was a CIA-led coup against the leader of which country?
Panama
Guatemala
Mexico
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What was the name of the CIA project meant to refine and perfect interrogation and torture techniques?
Project Loose Ends
Project Fingernail
Project MKUltra
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In what year were documents regarding Project MKUltra finally made public, creating massive outcry?
1977
1991
1998
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What was the name of the operation that sneaked Nazi scientists into the U.S. after WWII?
Operation Paoperclip
Operation Stapler
Operation Pencil
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The 1961 CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion was designed to overthrow which world leader?
Fidel Castro
Joseph Stalin
Sadam Hussein
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What happened to the CIA's records of Project MKUltra?
They handed them off to reporters
They destroyed them
They shipped them overseas
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What role did the CIA play in the Iran-Contra Affair?
They escorted weapons into Iran
They killed anyone who got in the way
They helped in the transfer of funds
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How did an Israeli adviser named Amiram Nir die during the Iran-Contra Affair?
Strange plane crash
Suspicious car accident
Poisoned
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True or false: The CIA had a big role in the Watergate Scandal.
True
False
No one knows for sure
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1
Which American president authorized the CIA's Operation CHAOS, which spied on anti-war citizens?
Nixon
Johnson
Kennedy
2
In 1953, the CIA's Operation Ajax was ultimately all about what?
Military power
Oil
The presidential election
3
How did the CIA use force to push Iranian leaders out of power during the 1953 coup?
They initiated riots
They assassinated several leaders
They paid everyone off
4
PBSUCCESS was a CIA-led coup against the leader of which country?
Panama
Guatemala
Mexico
5
What was the name of the CIA project meant to refine and perfect interrogation and torture techniques?
Project Loose Ends
Project Fingernail
Project MKUltra
6
In what year were documents regarding Project MKUltra finally made public, creating massive outcry?
1977
1991
1998
7
What was the name of the operation that sneaked Nazi scientists into the U.S. after WWII?
Operation Paoperclip
Operation Stapler
Operation Pencil
8
The 1961 CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion was designed to overthrow which world leader?
Fidel Castro
Joseph Stalin
Sadam Hussein
9
What happened to the CIA's records of Project MKUltra?
They handed them off to reporters
They destroyed them
They shipped them overseas
10
What role did the CIA play in the Iran-Contra Affair?
They escorted weapons into Iran
They killed anyone who got in the way
They helped in the transfer of funds
11
How did an Israeli adviser named Amiram Nir die during the Iran-Contra Affair?
Strange plane crash
Suspicious car accident
Poisoned
12
True or false: The CIA had a big role in the Watergate Scandal.
True
False
No one knows for sure