SAT Subject US History Practice Question 77: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 77

2. Who were "the Untouchables"?

A. Chicago White Sox baseball players who threw the World Series in 1919
B. Organized criminals who worked for Al Capone
C. The murderers involved in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre
D. Characters in a novel by Ernest Hemingway
E. FBI detectives who worked on cases involving violations of Prohibition

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

"The Untouchables" worked for Detective Elliot Ness. Their squad was created because Prohibition had given rise to numerous violent crimes.

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