The Brain: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

(1) _________ fellow gangsters were so impressed with his mental acuity (2) _________ he was nicknamed “the Brain.” Rothstein emerged from the Jewish mob in New York before Prohibition, and (3)_________ of fixing sports events in (4) _________ to profit from gambling on them. Boxing matches, baseball, horse racing, dog racing, and other events were manipulated by Rothstein through a network of criminals (5) _________ he employed full-time. It was Rothstein who (6) _________ likely arranged the fixed World Series involving the Black Sox in 1919, though neither the fix nor his involvement (7) _________ . Rothstein was one of the first (8) _________ Prohibition through (9) _________ , and the organization he built for the purpose included many of the more famous underworld names of the period. Rothstein was killed when he refused (10) _________ a debt he incurred from a poker game which he alleged was rigged. The breakup of his criminal empire led to (11) _________ of the gang wars of (12)_________ .

1 Arnold Rothstein’s Arnold Rothstein’ Arnold ’s Rothstein’s Arnold Rothsteins’
2 as that which this
3 widely suspecting was wide suspected was widely suspected widely suspected
4 aim purpose order view
5 who’s which whose whom
6 mostly most the most many
7 has ever been proved ever been proved has ever been proving was ever being proved
8 to be exploited to exploit exploiting to be exploiting
9 being bootlegging bootlegged bootlegging to bootleg
10 payment pay to be paid to pay
11 many more mostly much
12 the 1930th the 1930s the 1930 1930s

1.A; 2.B; 3.C; 4.C; 5.D; 6.B; 7.A; 8.B; 9.C; 10.D; 11.A; 12.B 

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