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Can You Name These Famous American Gangsters?

How well do you know famous American gansgters? Johnson, Torrio, Al Capone…. Do any of these names ring a bell? Do you think you could get them all? Take this quiz and test yourself!

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This long time American mobster was also known as "Joe Batters" or "Big Tuna". He became the day-to-day boss of the Chicago Outfit.
Tom Devaney
Tony Accardo
Jack Diamond

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He was one of the most famous gangsters in the U.S. during the 20th century. He is seen as father of modern organized crime in the United States by many for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families. He is portrayed by the actor Vincent Piazza in the famous tv series 'Boardwalk Empire'.
Carlo Gambino
Sam Giancana
Charles Lucky Luciano

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This gangster became famous during the Prohibition era. He is the gangster that comes to everyone's head when one says the word 'gangster' or 'mafia'. He was convicted of income tax evasion.
John Gotti
Al Capone
Louis Buchalter

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This gangster rose to power in America during the bloody power struggle for control of the Italian-American Mafia between Joe "The Boss" Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano. Became known as the "Boss of All Bosses".
Albert Anastasia
Vito Genovese
Frank Costello

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Nicknamed "The Prime Minister of the Underworld," he became one of the most powerful and influential mob bosses in American history.
Momo Adamo
George Clarence
Frank Costello

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He was a bank robber and murdered in 1930. Generally referred to as 'Jimmy' by his associates. Was eventually shot by FBI agents.
Baby Face Nelson
Vito Bonventre
Fred Burke

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This gangster was known as the "Mob's Accountant". Charles "Lucky" Luciano was his associate. He was a member of the Jewish mob but had a strong influence with the Italian mafia.
Jacob Orgen
Meyer Lansky
Jake Guzik

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He was the boss of the Gambino crime family. Known for being low-key and secretive.
Pellegrino Morano
Giuseppe Morello
Carlo Gambino

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This gangster was head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc. during the 1930s. He was convicted of murder and received a death penalty.
John Lazia
Frank Rio
Louis Buchalter

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Political boss of Atlantic city. He became especially powerful during the Prohibition era. A fictionalized version of Johnson is portrayed in the popular American tv series 'Boardwalk Empire'.
Harry Keywell
Enoch Johnson
Bumpy Johnson

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American gangster and bank robber during the Depression-era. He escaped from jail twice. He was caught and shot outside the 'Biograph Theatre' after having just watched the gangster picture 'Manhattan Melodrama'.
Roger Touhy
Claude Maddox
John Dillinger

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Known as "The Fox" and as "The Immune". Helped build the criminal empire known as the Chicago Outfit in the 1920s. The Chicago Outfit was later inherited by Al Capone.
Vincenzo Terranova
Umberto Valenti
Johnny Torrio

Al Capone... Not Sure About The Rest

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You don't seem to know much about gangsters, but perhaps that's for the bettter. Best to leave those notorious names back where they belong - in our history textbooks, not in our heads.

Extensive Knowledge

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Excellent! You know a lot about American gangsters & you are capable of recognizing the famous names. Well done!

Knowledge That Is Almost Too Good

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Oh my! You know a whole lot about American gansters! Well done! Although it is a bit of an unusual interest & fascination... Now don't be getting any ideas, okay?
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1
This long time American mobster was also known as "Joe Batters" or "Big Tuna". He became the day-to-day boss of the Chicago Outfit.
Tom Devaney
Tony Accardo
Jack Diamond
2
He was one of the most famous gangsters in the U.S. during the 20th century. He is seen as father of modern organized crime in the United States by many for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families. He is portrayed by the actor Vincent Piazza in the famous tv series 'Boardwalk Empire'.
Carlo Gambino
Sam Giancana
Charles Lucky Luciano
3
This gangster became famous during the Prohibition era. He is the gangster that comes to everyone's head when one says the word 'gangster' or 'mafia'. He was convicted of income tax evasion.
John Gotti
Al Capone
Louis Buchalter
4
This gangster rose to power in America during the bloody power struggle for control of the Italian-American Mafia between Joe "The Boss" Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano. Became known as the "Boss of All Bosses".
Albert Anastasia
Vito Genovese
Frank Costello
5
Nicknamed "The Prime Minister of the Underworld," he became one of the most powerful and influential mob bosses in American history.
Momo Adamo
George Clarence
Frank Costello
6
He was a bank robber and murdered in 1930. Generally referred to as 'Jimmy' by his associates. Was eventually shot by FBI agents.
Baby Face Nelson
Vito Bonventre
Fred Burke
7
This gangster was known as the "Mob's Accountant". Charles "Lucky" Luciano was his associate. He was a member of the Jewish mob but had a strong influence with the Italian mafia.
Jacob Orgen
Meyer Lansky
Jake Guzik
8
He was the boss of the Gambino crime family. Known for being low-key and secretive.
Pellegrino Morano
Giuseppe Morello
Carlo Gambino
9
This gangster was head of the Mafia hit squad Murder, Inc. during the 1930s. He was convicted of murder and received a death penalty.
John Lazia
Frank Rio
Louis Buchalter
10
Political boss of Atlantic city. He became especially powerful during the Prohibition era. A fictionalized version of Johnson is portrayed in the popular American tv series 'Boardwalk Empire'.
Harry Keywell
Enoch Johnson
Bumpy Johnson
11
American gangster and bank robber during the Depression-era. He escaped from jail twice. He was caught and shot outside the 'Biograph Theatre' after having just watched the gangster picture 'Manhattan Melodrama'.
Roger Touhy
Claude Maddox
John Dillinger
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Known as "The Fox" and as "The Immune". Helped build the criminal empire known as the Chicago Outfit in the 1920s. The Chicago Outfit was later inherited by Al Capone.
Vincenzo Terranova
Umberto Valenti
Johnny Torrio

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