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Test Your Knowledge On Famous Mobsters! - Quiz

From Al Capone to John Gotti to Bonnie and Clyde, famous mobsters have made the headlines as well as some prison cells. Take this quiz to see how much you know about well-known mob families and famous mobsters!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is NOT one of the Five Families, the original Italian American mafia, in New York City?

    • A.

      Gambino

    • B.

      Colombo

    • C.

      Bufalino

    • D.

      Bonanno

    Correct Answer
    C. Bufalino
    Explanation
    Bufalino is not one of the Five Families, the original Italian American mafia, in New York City. The Five Families include Gambino, Colombo, Bonanno, Lucchese, and Genovese. Bufalino is not one of the recognized families and therefore is not part of the original Italian American mafia in New York City.

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  • 2. 

    When the New Jersey State Police caught Richard Leonard "The Iceman" Kuklinski, how many people did he claim to have killed?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      150

    • C.

      200

    • D.

      250

    Correct Answer
    C. 200
    Explanation
    Richard Leonard "The Iceman" Kuklinski claimed to have killed 200 people when he was caught by the New Jersey State Police.

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  • 3. 

    John Gotti was the boss of the ____________ crime family in New York City.

    • A.

      Colombo

    • B.

      Bonanno

    • C.

      Gambino

    • D.

      Genovese

    Correct Answer
    C. Gambino
    Explanation
    John Gotti was the boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. The Gambino crime family is one of the five major Italian-American Mafia families in the city, known for its involvement in organized crime activities such as racketeering, extortion, and drug trafficking. Gotti, also known as "The Teflon Don," was a prominent figure in the Gambino family and became its boss in the late 1980s. He gained notoriety for his flamboyant lifestyle, high-profile trials, and eventually, his conviction for murder and racketeering.

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  • 4. 

    George Clarence Moran was nicknamed "_____________" because he was crazy.

    • A.

      Lucky

    • B.

      Snorky

    • C.

      Bugs

    • D.

      Crazy Face

    Correct Answer
    C. Bugs
    Explanation
    George Clarence Moran was nicknamed "Bugs" because he was crazy. This suggests that the nickname was given to him as a way to describe his erratic or unpredictable behavior, similar to how bugs can be unpredictable or appear crazy in their movements.

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  • 5. 

    What got Al Capone expelled when he was 14?

    • A.

      He knocked out his female teacher

    • B.

      He stopped showing up to class

    • C.

      He was drinking alcohol in class

    • D.

      He beat up a child

    Correct Answer
    A. He knocked out his female teacher
    Explanation
    Al Capone was expelled when he was 14 because he knocked out his female teacher. This aggressive and violent behavior towards his teacher resulted in his expulsion from school.

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  • 6. 

    Which famous American mobster is often compared to Robin Hood?

    • A.

      Louis "Lepke" Buchalter

    • B.

      Clyde Chestnut Barrow

    • C.

      Baby Face Nelson

    • D.

      John Dillinger

    Correct Answer
    D. John Dillinger
    Explanation
    John Dillinger is often compared to Robin Hood because he was known for robbing banks during the Great Depression, which led to him being seen as a symbol of rebellion against the wealthy establishment. Like Robin Hood, Dillinger was seen by some as a folk hero who took from the rich and gave to the poor, even though there is no concrete evidence that he actually distributed his stolen money to those in need. This comparison is based on the popular perception and mythology surrounding Dillinger's criminal activities.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following was NOT one of the reasons John Gotti was convicted?

    • A.

      Tax evasion

    • B.

      Arson

    • C.

      Illegal gambling

    • D.

      Racketeering

    Correct Answer
    B. Arson
    Explanation
    John Gotti was not convicted of arson. Arson refers to the act of intentionally setting fire to property, and there is no evidence or mention of Gotti being involved in arson in relation to his criminal activities. However, Gotti was convicted of other crimes such as tax evasion, illegal gambling, and racketeering, which were major factors in his downfall.

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  • 8. 

    Which state were Bonnie and Clyde from?

    • A.

      Texas

    • B.

      Colorado

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    A. Texas
    Explanation
    Bonnie and Clyde were notorious American criminals who operated during the Great Depression. They were from Texas, which is the correct answer. They gained notoriety for their bank robberies and violent crimes, and their story has been romanticized in popular culture.

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  • 9. 

    Described as handsome and _____________, Bugsy Siegel became one of the first front-page-celebrity gangsters.

    • A.

      Aggressive

    • B.

      Intelligent

    • C.

      Flamboyant

    • D.

      Charismatic

    Correct Answer
    D. Charismatic
    Explanation
    Bugsy Siegel's description as "handsome and charismatic" suggests that he possessed a magnetic personality and charm, which allowed him to captivate and influence others. This quality likely contributed to his rise as a prominent figure in the criminal underworld and his ability to gain media attention, making him one of the first gangsters to become a front-page celebrity.

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  • 10. 

    What was Meyer Lansky known as?

    • A.

      The Butcher

    • B.

      Mob's Accountant

    • C.

      The Cigar

    • D.

      Greasy Thumb

    Correct Answer
    B. Mob's Accountant
    Explanation
    Meyer Lansky was known as the Mob's Accountant because he was a prominent figure in organized crime and played a key role in managing the financial affairs of various criminal enterprises. He was a mastermind behind money laundering, tax evasion, and financial operations of the mob. Lansky's expertise in accounting and finance helped him accumulate significant wealth and establish himself as a trusted advisor within the criminal underworld.

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