The Ultimate Mafia Quiz
by Staff
Think you know everything about the mafia and organized crime? Test your knowledge of the mafia with our mafia quiz.

Roughly translated to English, la cosa nostra means:

  • keep your nose clean
  • our thing
  • I took care of that problem. It's in the trunk.

Which big-time mafioso was nicknamed the "Dapper Don"?

  • John Gotti
  • Joey Bonnano
  • Bugs Moran

Where did the mafia originate?

  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Sicily

Which mafia was the first to set up shop in Las Vegas?

  • Jewish
  • Italian
  • Russian

What does a consigliere do?

  • books flights and hotel rooms for other members of the family when they travel
  • carries out hits
  • advises the boss

The Commission of mafia families slowed rampant recruiting of mobsters in the 1920s and '30s by:

  • requiring a list of all new recruits be circulated among the families
  • requiring all new recruits have at least a high school diploma
  • adding a controversial recruit tax, which was a large sum of money paid by families when a new member was added

FBI agent Joe Pistone infiltrated the mafia with the undercover name:

  • Robert Loggia
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Tom Hagen

Which event brought the mafia's existence undeniably to light?

  • Apalachin Raid
  • Senate Hearings on Organized Crime
  • Ace Rothstein's Vegas TV show

What is RICO an acronym for?

  • Raid on Illegal Crime Office
  • Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
  • Regulations on Intimidation and Conspiracy of Officials

What city was host to the first mafia incident in the United States?

  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • New Haven