Capone: Gapped Text

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Read the text below. Choose from (A–G) the one which best fits each of (1-5). There are two choices you do not need to use.

Capone ruthlessly expanded his operations, becoming the leading supplier of illegal booze in Chicago, (1) _________ , and a large segment of the city government. At the same time Capone harbored the goodwill of many citizens, through soup kitchens, offers of employment, and other activities (2) _________ of a new Robin Hood. Capone flaunted his wealth with expensive suits, jewelry, cars, women, and food. He purchased entire trains of sleeping cars (3) _________ to Florida vacations, though his increasing paranoia led him to doubt all (4) _________. How many murders can be lain at his feet is debated, though his guilt in ordering and planning the famed St. Valentine’s Day Massacre is well established. Capone died after serving a term in federal custody for tax evasion, (5) _________ known as The Outfit – continues to operate in Chicago to this day.

A to carry himself and his entourage

B which brought him the reputation

C to purchase more and more

D but his closest associates

E which tarnished his reputation because

F but the criminal empire he founded

G as well as seizing control of illegal rackets

1.G; 2.B; 3.A; 4.D; 5.F