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American Gangs and Hate Groups
Crime and Punishment
"It is an unfortunate truth that many large US cities are home to gangs, involved in numerous illegal activities. This quiz looks at ten of these gangs, their past and their present."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The Latin Kings grew to be the largest and most violent street gang in New York in the 1990s. The gang was brought to New York by Latin King member Luis Filipe. In which city do the origins of the Latin Kings lie?
Aryan Brotherhood is a white supremacist group which, though not particularly well organised, is known for their frequent and brutal racist attacks. In which infamous Californian prison was the gang founded?
A direct parallel of the Aryan Brotherhood is the Black Guerrilla Family. The aim of this African-American gang is to eradicate racism and overthrow the US government. Which other well known African-American group was the Black Guerrilla Family's founder, George L. Jackson, a member of?
The Nation of Islam
The Black Panthers
Claiming to be the largest Hispanic brotherhood in central California this group took its name from the California State University at Fresno (CSUF) athletic teams. What name is given to this gang?
Gangs often make alliances and develop rivalries with other gangs. Perhaps the best known rivalry is that of the Los Angeles based gangs, the Bloods and the Crips. Which two colours best represent the two rival gangs?
Pink and Purple
Green and Yellow
Gold and Black
Red and Blue
Along with Raymond Washington, which man co-founded the Crips, a predominantly African-American gang?
Stanley "Tookie" Williams
This small New York gang, founded in the 1980s often lied to prospective members in order for the group to grow, before aggressively recruiting. Sharing its name with a South African tribe, what is the name of this gang?
By far one of the largest gangs in the USA was based in Chicago and was founded by David Barksdale in the 1960s. What is the name of this gang?
The Gangster Disciples
Mara Salvatrucha (commonly known as MS-13) is estimated to have over 100,000 members in the US. With many of its members trained in guerrilla warfare it is widely recognised as one of the most violent gangs in America. Which country that suffered civil war in the 1980s, do most of the members come from?
The Phineas Priesthood is seen as one of the most extreme gangs in existence. The term "Phineas Priesthood" incorporates antisemitism, racial hatred and strong opposition to abortion. Which author's work, "Vigilantes of Christendom", apparently coined the term "Phineas Priesthood"?
David A Neiwert
Howard L Bushart
Richard K Hoskins
Betty A Dobratz
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