2013 Archives History Game – Prohibition in New Jersey

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Circle the letter next to the correct answer. Page numbers refer to the exhibition catalog.

1. What candidate for New Jersey governor in 1919 ran on the motto “I am from Hudson County and I am as wet as the Atlantic Ocean”? (p. 17)

a. Newton Bugby
b. Edward I. Edwards
c. Frank Hague

2. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the 1922 Van Ness law was unconstitutional because it (p. 19)

a. allowed judges to sentence prohibition lawbreakers without a trial by jury
b. affirmed that bootleggers had the right to carry concealed weapons
c. raised taxes on the rich

3. Which New Jersey religious community was known for strictly prohibiting alcohol? (p. 59)

a. Jersey Homesteads
b. Monmouth Courthouse
c. Ocean Grove

4. Bill McCoy got the nickname “The Real McCoy” because he was (p. 33)

a. a rum runner who was said to have never diluted the liquor he sold.
b. a candidate for governor of New Jersey.
c. the smartest of identical twins.

5. Colonel Ira Reeves’ brief career as chief enforcer of Prohibition in New Jersey ended because he (p. 43)

a. was murdered by bootleggers.
b. became disgusted that Prohibition contributed to lawlessness and resigned.
c. was drafted to serve in the Army in World War II.

6. Which of the following people was a real-life gangster who had a home in New Jersey? (p. 79)

a. Vito Genovese
b. Fiorello LaGuardia
c. Tony Soprano

7. What was the National Prohibition Party? (p. 5)

a. A joyous celebration that broke out when Prohibition was repealed in 1933.
b. A chain of speakeasies that served illegal booze.
c. A political party that supported Prohibition.

8. What did the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution do? (p. 69)

a. Gave women the right to vote.
b. Repealed the Prohibition Amendment to the Constitution.
c. Restricted immigration to the United States.

9. What did James Maher of Holmdel have in his attic? (p. 63)

a. A printing press for making counterfeit twenty dollar bills.
b. A distillery for illegal alcohol.
c. An unsanitary herd of goats.

10. What did the Anti-Dry League of New Jersey lobby for? (p. 49)

a. Improving the water supply in New Jersey cities.
b. Building dams on New Jersey rivers to create lakes.
c. Legalizing beer and wine in the state.

11. How many arrests were there for liquor violations in Atlantic City in 1923? (p. 25)

a. Less than 100
b. About 500
c. More than 1,000

12. The “Al Smith Plan” called for (p. 45)

a. illegal distilleries to be converted into state-run operations.
b. states to set their own percentage of alcohol limit in drinks.
c. sentencing convicted bootleggers to community service instead of jail time.

13. What did bootlegger Al Lillien’s executioner reportedly leave next to the body at his Atlantic Highlands home? (p. 71)

a. A bottle of champagne and a glass.
b. A bouquet of flowers and a condolence note.
c. A white glove and a king of spades.

14. In what year did New Jersey ratify the Prohibition Amendment, which was approved by two-thirds of the states in 1919? (p. 21)

a. 1918
b. 1922
c. Never

15. One of the leaders of the New Jersey Division of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment was (p. 51)

a. Charlie Chaplin
b. Pierre S. Du Pont
c. William Randolph Hearst

16. George Pease of Keyport and Salvatore Oriente were both bootleggers and (pp. 41 & 61)

a. butchers
b. murder victims
c. Prohibition enforcers