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Notorious Mafiosi

written by: DieZel
 
They were smart, they were unscrupulous, they were untouchable. The most famous bosses of the mafia.

Question 1:


Giuseppe Balsamo was born in Palermo, Sicily. He is considered to be the first...
American Godfather
Victim of the Mafia
Mafioso
Italian Godfather

Question 2:


This mafioso was born on 24 November 1897 in Sicily. He arrived in the United States at the age of ten and soon started his criminal career. He became Boss of Bosses and organized the structure of the American Mafia. Although this gangster was sentenced to jail in 1936, he was released by the American government during World War II to aid the American invasion of Sicily.
Ralph Capone
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Vito Genovese
Frank Capone

Question 3:


Vito Genovese, Joe Adonis, Albert Anastasia and Bugsy Siegel were the four murderers of Joe Masseria. The assassination of this Mafia don put an end to the Castellammarese War.
True
False

Question 4:


This is probably one of the most amazing Bosses of the American Mafia. He came to the USA illegally and became Capo di Tutti Capi (Boss of Bosses) after the assassination of Albert Anastasia in 1957. Mario Puzo's "Godfather" is modeled after this mafioso.
Carlo Gambino
Vito Genovese
Joe Bonanno
Carmine Galante

Question 5:


He was the most loyal friend of Al Capone. He was Capone's treasurer and financial wizard. Because he was incapable of using a gun or killing a person, Al Capone protected him.
Ralph Capone
Jimmy Hoffa
Meyer Lansky
Jake Gizuk

Question 6:


One of the most bloodthirsty mobsters, Toto Riina, is member of the American Mafia.
False
True

Question 7:


Aniello Dellacroce was the underboss of Gambino and so he was the expected successor. Despite that, Gambino chose his brother-in-law for the next Mafia Boss and Dellacroce was given the control over all lucrative activities in Manhattan. What was the name of Gambino's brother-in-law?
Al Capone
Paul Castellano
Carmine Galante
Frank Costello

Question 8:


He is certainly one of the mobsters that contributed most to the American Mafia. His protege, Al Capone, inherited his criminal empire in Chicago, but this is hardly enough to describe his impact on the Mafia. He suggested the idea of creating the National Crime Syndicate and was nicknamed "The Brain".
Roy Cohn
John Torrio
Arnold Rothstein
Ralph Capone

Question 9:


John Gotti has never been imprisoned.
True
False

Question 10:


This was the first mafioso to violate the Omerta (the vow to keep silence about the existence of the Mafia). He was part of the Genovese family.
Joseph Barbara
Joe Valachi
Vito Genovese
Joseph Profaci

 


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