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Numbers game: Quiz


Question 1: In illegal numbers games, depending on time and place, winning on most numbers may pay off as high as 800 to 1 or as low as 600 to 1 (in ________ in the 1950s the payoff was 500 to 1).
Pottstown, PennsylvaniaMontgomery County, PennsylvaniaNorristown, PennsylvaniaLansdale, Pennsylvania

Question 2: In 1875, a report of a select committee of the ________ stated that "the lowest, meanest, worst form ...
New York State SenateNew York State AssemblyNew York LegislatureNevada Assembly

Question 3: Albert J. Adams (1845-1906), operator of policy game in ________ in the 1900s[8]
BrooklynNew York CityManhattanNew York metropolitan area

Question 4: Ken Eto (1919-2004), operator of policy game in ________
Elmhurst, IllinoisChicagoBlue Island, IllinoisBurr Ridge, Illinois

Question 5: ________; Wednesday May 19, 1883; Policy-dealers Punished.
The New York TimesThe New York Times CompanyInternational Herald TribuneThe Boston Globe

Question 6: The difference between the dollar amount of the tickets bought and the amount paid out is the ________, which the bookie keeps to cover overhead and make a profit for himself.
BookmakerVigorishOddsFixed-odds betting

Question 7: This tax went up the line to the organization (based in ________ in the case of Norristown, PA in the 1950s) which defined and guaranteed his territory, and which also organized payments to politicians to reduce "heat" on the business.
PennsylvaniaMassachusettsDelawareNew Jersey

Question 8: Joseph Vincent Moriarty, operator of numbers game in ________ in the 1950s
Hudson County, New JerseyJersey City, New JerseyHoboken, New JerseyGateway Region

Question 9: In Spike Lee's film Malcolm X, ________'s main character acts as a numbers runner for a character named "West Indian Archie" in Harlem.
Tom HanksJack NicholsonAcademy Award for Best Supporting ActorDenzel Washington

Question 10: Lexow Committee, uncovered illegal gambling in ________
BrooklynManhattanNew York CityNew York metropolitan area

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