1- Find an appropriate title for Part 2.
The Rise of Al Capone in Chicago.
How Scarface climbed the gangster ladder
2- What were Al Capone’s 3 first jobs in Chicago?
Bouncer – bagman – bodyguard
3- What influence did Big Jim have on him?
Taught him how to be stylish / have posh tastes / go to the opera
4- What business did he want to set up? Why? Who with?
Was he successful?
He wanted to set up his own business so first he set up a legitimate furniture dealer business but then he wanted to set up a bootlegging business with Colossimo who refused. His business was successful in the end.
5- What happened on May 11th, 1920?
Reformulate with your own words.
Torrio and Capone set up a trap to kill Colossimo because he prevented them from running their bootlegging operations and rule over Chicago’s underworld.
6- “ Pappa Torrio was the brain while Scarface provided the muscles.”
reformulate with active verbsto explain how they worked together.
Contrary to Torrio who planned the operations, Al Capone was always ready to fight.
- Al Capone used to do the dirty work, unlike Torrio.
- Torrio was clever in his operations whereas Al Capone was not very subtle.
- 7- Complete Al Capone’s mugshot with the correct details.
Alphonse Capone was born in 1899 / has Italian origins but was born in Brooklyn
Short, chubby, scary, > born to be a gangster / powerful / well-built /
scars on the left side of his face
His nickname is ‘Scarface’
looks like a bouncer / bodyguard / the Devil himself
good sense of style / silk suits and classy / smart hats
most dangerous man in New York / Chicago / he works with the mob / the mafia
he’s famous for traps / attempted murder / extortion /
alcohol trafficking / prostitution
Be careful if you see him, he can shoot you /
he is a cold-blooded murderer / he will not hesitate to shoot
Beware the mobsters!