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The Mafia

written by: DieZel
 
It is one of the most mysterious organizations in the world. The Mafia has been the subject of many books and movies. Take this quiz and test your knowledge on this organization.

Question 1:


The Mafia was actually formed in Sicily in the Middle Ages as a secret society to resist the Turk and Norman invaders. Later, it spread to the United States and this was the first American city where it became influential.
Chicago
New York
Detroit
San Francisco

Question 2:


There are many theories about the source and the translation of the word "Mafia". However, the meaning of the name of the Italian Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, is not so controversial. Which of these translations is closest?
No one's Thing
Their Thing
Our Thing
Nothing Tangible

Question 3:


'The Triads' is the name of the Japanese Mafia.
True
False

Question 4:


Lucky Luciano was one of the most important bosses of the Mafia, because he literally created its structure as we know it today. This guy was his most loyal friend since childhood.
Vito Genovese
Frank Costello
Carlo Gambino
Meyer Lansky

Question 5:


Al Capone was the Crime Boss in Chicago as the successor of Johnny Torrio. Although he committed many terrible crimes and violated many laws, he was convicted only of tax evasion and had to do 11 years in Alcatraz. He was released in 1939 due to his terrible disease. What was this disease?
Syphilis
Cancer
AIDS
Leprosy

Question 6:


If you are a member of Yakuza and disobey your boss, you have to cut one of your fingertips and send it to him, begging for forgiveness.
False
True

Question 7:


In the Italian-American Mafia, the hierarchy is very strict. Capo di Tutti Capi means Boss of all Bosses. This is the highest possible position in the chain of command. Then who is Capo Crimini?
The Don of a crime family
The Underboss of the Don
The Advisor of the Don
A non-Italian member of the Mafia

Question 8:


There were five dominant families in the American Mafia. The Bonanno family, the Colombo Family, the Gambino family, the Lucchese family and one more. Charles (Lucky) Luchiano was one of the Bosses of this powerful Mafia family.
The Luchiano Family
The Genovese Family
The Capone Family
The Lucky Family

Question 9:


The execution of a member of the American Mafia is called Omerta.
True
False

Question 10:


This is one of the most famous crime fighters in the history of the American Mafia. He prosecuted many gangsters, such as Lucky Luciano, Gurrah Shapiro and Louis Lepke. The mafioso Dutch Shultz was killed by his peers, because he planned to knock off this gang buster.
Chief Hennessy
Thomas Dewey
Robert Taft
Herbert Hoover

 


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