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Trivia Quiz - Eliot Ness - Not according to his image


Eliot Ness has been immortalized on film through his battle with organized crime and mainly opposite Al Capone. As is the case with many heroes, he had feet of clay. Take ten questions on this interesting man.

Quiz Number: 5473
Date Submitted: February 26, 2015
Quiz Categories: Crime & Law, Organized Crime, War Crime, Depression-Era Gangsters, American Culture
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 40.2 percent
Times Taken: 86 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Eliot Ness

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1. Who persuaded Eliot Ness to go into the crime-fighting game?
  A.   His mother
  B.   J. Edgar Hoover
  C.   Herbert Hoover
  D.   A brother-in-law

2. Which law enforcement agency did Eliot Ness join?
  A.   CIA
  B.   FBI
  C.   Treasury Department
  D.   Chicago Police

3. Eliot Ness led a group that was tagged "The Untouchables" by the press. How did this group earn this title?
  A.   They couldn't be bribed.
  B.   They couldn't be killed.
  C.   They couldn't be blackmailed such was their spotless past.
  D.   All the above

4. For what crime did Eliot Ness send Al Capone to prison for 11 years?
  A.   Breaking Prohibition laws
  B.   Illegal importing across the Canadian border
  C.   Tax evasion
  D.   Ness never had a charge successfully prosecuted against Capone.

5. How many times did Eliot Ness marry?
  A.   He remained a bachelor.
  B.   Twice
  C.   Three times
  D.   Five times

6. Following his Chicago experience Ness moved to Cleveland where his greatest civic achievement was what?
  A.   Ridding the city of organized crime
  B.   Improving traffic safety
  C.   Establishing a home for fallen women
  D.   Improving the city's sewerage system

7. In his later years Eliot Ness experienced problems with?
  A.   alcohol
  B.   cocaine
  C.   prostitution
  D.   gambling

8. What other notable accomplishment did Eliot Ness achieve while in Cleveland?
  A.   He was named the city's chief dog-catcher.
  B.   He successfully lobbied to have all the city's destitute men placed in public housing.
  C.   He closed all the city's strip clubs.
  D.   He ran unsuccessfully for the position of mayor.

9. Eliot Ness established an import-export firm with General Claire Lee Chennault, trading with which country?
  A.   Mexico
  B.   Cuba
  C.   China
  D.   Soviet Union

10. Eliot Ness died at the relatively young age of 54 from what cause?
  A.   Heart attack
  B.   Alcoholic poisoning
  C.   Suicide
  D.   Shot by a criminal relation of Al Capone


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