Political Sex Scandals Quiz


  1. What was the name of the woman who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991?
  2. For many years, there were rumors of a homosexual affair between between senator Rufus King and this president.
  3. Gary Condit had an affair with chandra levy while was a Representative from what state?
  4. In what year did Jim McGreevey state that he was a gay American?
  5. This Republican, highly critical of Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, was at the time carrying on an affair himself with a woman named Calista Bisek.
  6. This founding father was involved in a torrid affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. A muckraker named James Callendar published letters between the lovers, and it caused the man not to run in the 1800 election.
  7. Speaking of the 1800 election, another controversy brewed when it was discovered that Thomas Jefferson had a black lover. What was her name?
  8. Larry Craig tried to have this gay congressman expelled in 1990 after it was discovered that he had allowed a male prostitute to run an escort service out of the congressman’s home.
  9. Gary Hart’s run at the presidency was derailed in 1988 because of photos of he and Donna Rice on board this aptly named yacht.
  10. In 2007, Deborah Pelfrey was charged with running a house of prostitution, a ring had Republican Senator David Vitter as a client. What was her nickname?

Answers after the jump.

  1. Anita Hill
  2. James Buchanan
  3. California
  4. 2004
  5. Newt Gingrich
  6. Alexander Hamilton
  7. Sally Hemmings
  8. Barney Frank
  9. Monkey Business
  10. DC Madam

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