Penn Foster 406291


1. In 1986, the organized crime task force noted that _______ was the most lucrative crime in the United States.
A. extortion
B. gambling
C. loansharking
D. drug trafficking

2. When an organized crime group is made up of individuals who shift alliances according to the skills they possess to carry out their crimes, the organization is said to be a/an
A. hierarchical conglomerate.
B. core criminal group.
C. rigid hierarchy.
D. organized criminal network.

3. What distinguishes the 1986 commission investigation of organized crime from the 1967 task force report?
A. It relied heavily on Joseph Valachi’s “insider” testimony.
B. It concluded that organized crime is a society.
C. It focused on much more than just Italian-American organized crime.
D. It concluded that the Mafia had changed its name to La Cosa Nostra.

4. Who was captured and convicted after an examination of his net worth?
A. Al Capone
B. Joseph Albini
C. Joseph Valachi
D. George Conway

5. The two U.S. presidents who formed task forces to focus on organized crime were _______ and
A. Herbert Hoover; Theodore Roosevelt
B. Ronald Reagan; Lyndon B. Johnson
C. Richard Nixon; Jimmy Carter
D. John F. Kennedy; Dwight D. Eisenhower

6. When the planning and execution of a crime involve more than one country, _______ crime is taking place.
A. intranational
B. intergovernmental
C. transactional
D. transnational

7. U.S. officials admit that they’re able to identify only _______ percent of the vessels carrying illegal
A. 5
B. 20
C. 10
D. 15

8. Cosa Nostra groups have been identified in approximately _______ cities in the United States.
A. 7
B. 25
C. 12
D. 50

9. A total of _______ states have adopted electronic surveillance laws that are similar to Title III laws of
the Omnibus Crime Control Act (1968).
A. 29
B. 32
C. 45
D. 18

10. In the late 1960s, the core of organized crime in the United States was determined to involve _______
groups exclusively of Italian origin and totaling _______ members.
A. 12; 10,000
B. 50; 50,000
C. 20; 7,500
D. 24; 5,000

11. The term that originated in the 1920s and that refers to thefts of truckloads of illegally manufactured
liquor is
A. hijacking.
B. moonshining.
C. ransom.
D. ajacking.

12. Which one of the following choices is not one of the criteria authorizing the United States to use wiretaps without probable cause?
A. The target is working for a foreign power.
B. The purpose is intelligence gathering.
C. The target is an alien.
D. The target is a member of a terrorist group.

13. In 1954, the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section was formed by the
A. Department of Labor.
B. Internal Revenue Service.
C. Central Intelligence Agency.
D. Department of Justice.

14. Why are people in countries other than the United States more likely to purchase a stolen car from a
smuggling operation?
A. There’s no access to any database for stolen cars.
B. There’s a rampant glut of illegal purchases.
C. It’s impossible to find out whether a car is stolen.
D. The import fees of legal purchases are exorbitant.

15. When an organized crime organization has a single boss with strong internal discipline within several
divisions, the organization is said to have
A. devolved hierarchy.
B. rigid hierarchy.
C. hierarchical conglomeration.
D. a core criminal grouping.

16. The knowledge that banks were failing to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act by not reporting large
cash transactions was noted by the
A. 1967 Task Force on Organized Crime.
B. Chicago Commission on Organized Crime of 1977.
C. 1986 President’s Commission on Organized Crime.
D. New York State Organized Crime Task Force of 2009.

17. The United Nations list of organized crimes that involve more than one country fall into _______
A. 12
B. 20
C. 18
D. 24

18. Criminals use computers most often to
A. steal.
B. extort.
C. harass.
D. embezzle.

19. During the 1960s, law enforcement officers agreed, almost unanimously, that _______ was the largest source of organized crime revenue.
A. prostitution
B. drug sales
C. gambling
D. loansharking

20. Which one of the following crimes was not mentioned by name in the 1967 investigation report of organized crime?
A. Narcotics trafficking
B. Labor racketeering
C. Gambling
D. Money laundering