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Scandals with the word '-gate'

Quiz - Scandals and Controversies

  1. Which complex of buildings in Washington, D.C., was the inspiration for the -gate suffix now often associated with scandals?
  2. What name was given to the accusation surrounding Labour leader Keir Starmer and the breaching of COVID-19 rules in Durham in 2021?
  3. Which English club rugby team was involved in the Bloodgate scandal of 2009?
  4. Squidgygate refers to the pre-1990 taped telephone conversations between a male and who else?
  5. Hackgate involved which British newspaper?

  6. Which two celebs were involved in Nipplegate during the halftime show of Super Bowl 2004?
  7. Bingate was a controversy on which British TV program?
  8. Sachsgate. Who caused a 2008 controversy by leaving obscene voice messages on the answering machine of actor Andrew Sachs during a BBC Radio 2 show? We're looking for two people... a comedian and a TV presenter?
  9. On Celebrity Big Brother, actress Roxanne Pallett accused which fellow housemate of an incident which became known as punchgate?
  10. Which two American Hollywood celebs were involved in 'slapgate'?
  11. Which UK Prime Minister was involved in Bigotgate?
  12. What 'gate-' name was given to the 2021 diplomatic protocol incident involving EU commission president Ursula von der Leyen with only two chairs in the room for three leaders?
  13. Which car manufacturer is accused of cheating on diesel emissions tests in Dieselgate?
  14. Whose award moment was ruined by Kanye West in Kanyegate?

Quiz Answers

  1. Watergate
  2. Beergate
  3. Harlequins
  4. Diana, Princess of Wales
  5. News of the World
  6. Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson
  7. The Great British Bake-Off (a contestant threw his semi-frozen dessert into the bin)
  8. Russell Brand and TV presenter Jonathan Ross
  9. Ryan Thomas

  10. Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock
  11. Gordon Brown (2010)
  12. Sofagate
  13. Volkswagen
  14. Taylor Swift