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Trivia Quiz - Depression-era Gangsters


See what facts you know about gangsters!

Quiz Number: 495
Date Submitted: July 12, 2006
Quiz Categories: Depression-Era Gangsters
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: dave
Average Score: 65.1 percent
Times Taken: 434 times
Taken by Registered Users: 45

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Depression era Gangsters
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1. His wife, Kathryn Thorne, was a seasoned criminal herself, and some suspected her of killing her first husband. He died of a heart attack on his 59th birthday in Leavenworth Prison.
  A.   Buck Barrow
  B.   Owney Madden
  C.   Harvey Bailey
  D.   George "Machine Gun" Kelly

2. In 1933, one year before his death in a shootout with the FBI, this criminal told his mother while visiting a cemetery, "right here is where you can put me. I expect to go down soon with lead in me. Maybe the sooner the better. Bury me deep"
  A.   George "Baby Face" Nelson
  B.   Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd
  C.   John Dillinger
  D.   Harvey Bailey

3. He was Chicago's most famous gangster and bootlegger. He died a free man in 1947 at the age of 48.
  A.   Jack "Legs" Diamond
  B.   John Dillinger
  C.   George "Bugs" Moran
  D.   Al Capone

4. American bank robber, considered by some to be a dangerous criminal, while others idealized him as a modern Robin Hood. He was shot and killed by the FBI outside a Chicago theater in 1934:
  A.   Clyde Barrow
  B.   Buck Barrow
  C.   George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  D.   John Dillinger

5. Notorious gangster couple gunned down on a desolate road near their Bienville Parish, Louisiana hideout in 1934. Approximately 130 rounds were pumped into their car.
  A.   Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
  B.   Bonnie Parker and Buck Barrow
  C.   Blanche and Buck Barrow
  D.   Blanche and Clyde Barrow

6. As a member of the Dillinger gang in 1934, he was shot 17 times in a shootout with FBI agents. He was able to get away in an FBI agent's car only to die from his wounds hours later.
  A.   "Pretty Boy" Floyd
  B.   "Baby Face" Nelson
  C.   Buck Barrow
  D.   George "Machine Gun" Kelly

7. Chicago Prohibition-era gangster who was Al Capone's rival. He died in prison of lung-cancer in 1957.
  A.   Harry Pierpoint
  B.   Buck Barrow
  C.   Clyde Barrow
  D.   George "Bugs" Moran

8. The leader of a notorious gang, she was shot dead when the FBI raided the cottage she was renting with her son Fred at Lake Weir in the Ocala region of Florida on January 16, 1935.
  A.   Kate "Ma" Barker
  B.   Calamity Jane
  C.   Blanche Barrow
  D.   Kathryn Thorne

9. Known for his alliance with the Barker gang in the 1930s, he was the last "Public Enemy #1" to be captured. His stay at Alcatraz, a little over 25 years, was longer than any other inmate interned there. He died a free man in 1979.
  A.   Alvin "Creepy" Karpowicz
  B.   Dutch Shultz
  C.   Doc Barker
  D.   Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd

10. He survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld:" He died in 1931 after his enemies shot him three times in the back of the head.
  A.   Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd
  B.   Buck Barrow
  C.   "Gentleman" Jack Diamond
  D.   John Dillinger


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