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Quiz: Are you a Monopoly mogul?
by Staff
Monopoly, one of the world's most popular board games, is available in 111 countries and in 43 different languages. It has a complex set of original rules, as well as a number of common player-created rules (otherwise known as house rules). How well do you know them -- and how effectively does your family break them? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.

As of 2012, how many Monopoly games had been sold around the world?

  • 12 million
  • 75 million
  • 275 million

During World War II, with which government agency did Monopoly play an important role?

  • 4-H Clubs
  • British Secret Service
  • Officers' Clubs

What is the highest-priced Monopoly property in the U.S. version of the game?

  • Park Place
  • Boardwalk
  • Marvin Gardens

Which three tokens were no longer made for Monopoly after the early 1950s?

  • the wheelbarrow, spade and rake
  • the frog, duck and mouse
  • the lantern, purse and rocking horse

How many hotels can a player buy for a Monopoly property when playing by the game's official rules?

  • one
  • two
  • as many as the player can afford

What is the highest-priced Monopoly property in the French version of the game?

  • Rue 21
  • Boardwalk
  • Rue de la Paix

What is the total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game?

  • $15,140
  • $20,000
  • $18,680

Do Monopoly's original rules allow players to make transactions while in jail?

  • only if they have $4,000 in cash reserves
  • no
  • yes

Which Monopoly properties are the most frequently landed upon?

  • Illinois Avenue, Go and B&O Railroad
  • Marvin Gardens, St. Charles Place and Baltic Avenue
  • Water Works, Short Line Railroad and Park Place

When one popular house rule is in effect, which space can be a big pay-off for one lucky player?

  • Go to Jail
  • Free Parking
  • Community Chest

How much Monopoly money does each player start with when using the electronic banking version of the game?

  • 1500
  • $3 million
  • $15 million

Which house rule mimics economic inflation?

  • Get in debt, go directly to jail
  • Land on Income Tax, pay double
  • Pass Go, collect $400

Why is it important to have the option to mortgage property in Monopoly?

  • so you can buy lots of additional properties even when you're broke
  • so you can stay in the game until your finances recover from an unexpected hit
  • because it's the only way to get out of jail

What benefit is created by the house rule that allows players to start play at different corners of the board?

  • It makes the game go faster.
  • It lets one player buy the good properties.
  • It levels the playing field.

Which Monopoly property are players least likely to land on?

  • Mediterranean Avenue
  • Oriental Avenue
  • Tennessee Avenue

What's the name of the police officer depicted in the Monopoly game?

  • Officer Frank Justice
  • Officer Ward Parkway
  • Officer Edgar Mallory

What was the original name of the Monopoly mascot?

  • Richie Rich
  • Rich Uncle Pennybags
  • Mr. Richie Pants

What's the name of the Monopoly character locked in jail?

  • Jake the Jailbird
  • Rodney the Rat
  • Thad the Thief

What's an often-overlooked Monopoly rule that goes into effect when a player lands on a property that's for sale, but the player doesn't want to buy it?

  • The player pays a $500 fine.
  • The player loses a turn.
  • The property goes up for auction.

How much did the most expensive Monopoly game cost?

  • 250
  • 250000
  • $2 million