Quiz: Are you a Monopoly mogul?

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Quiz: Are you a Monopoly mogul?
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Monopoly, one of the world's most popular board games, is available in 111 countries and in 43 different languages. It has a complex set of original rules, as well as a number of common player-created rules (otherwise known as house rules). How well do you know them -- and how effectively does your family break them? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.
As of 2012, how many Monopoly games had been sold around the world?
12 million
75 million
275 million
According to Hasbro, as of 2012 more than 275 million copies of Monopoly had been sold worldwide.

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During World War II, with which government agency did Monopoly play an important role?
4-H Clubs
British Secret Service
During World War II, the British Secret Service sent Monopoly games that contained hidden compasses, maps and metal files to prisoners of war in Germany.
Officers' Clubs

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What is the highest-priced Monopoly property in the U.S. version of the game?
Park Place
Boardwalk
The Boardwalk property, named after a real street in Atlantic City, is the highest-priced real estate in the U.S. versions of Monopoly.
Marvin Gardens

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Which three tokens were no longer made for Monopoly after the early 1950s?
the wheelbarrow, spade and rake
the frog, duck and mouse
the lantern, purse and rocking horse
After the early 1950s, the purse, lantern and rocking horse tokens were discontinued and replaced with the dog, wheelbarrow and equestrian tokens.

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How many hotels can a player buy for a Monopoly property when playing by the game's official rules?
one
Although Monopoly's original rules state that each property can only have one hotel, a popular house rule allows players to own multiple hotels on a property. The idea is to create a building shortage and make it too expensive for opponents to pay rent when they land on a multi-hotel property that is owned by another player.
two
as many as the player can afford

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What is the highest-priced Monopoly property in the French version of the game?
Rue 21
Boardwalk
Rue de la Paix
In the French version of Monopoly, Boardwalk is not the highest-priced property on the board. Instead, the honor goes to Rue de la Paix.

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What is the total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game?
$15,140
Standard Monopoly games are issued with $15,140 in play money.
$20,000
$18,680

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Do Monopoly's original rules allow players to make transactions while in jail?
only if they have $4,000 in cash reserves
no
yes
Under Monopoly's original rules, players in jail can still buy and sell property in transactions with other players, develop hotels and houses, and collect rent.

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Which Monopoly properties are the most frequently landed upon?
Illinois Avenue, Go and B&O Railroad
Statistically speaking, players will land on Illinois Avenue, Go and the B&O Railroad more than any other spaces on the board.
Marvin Gardens, St. Charles Place and Baltic Avenue
Water Works, Short Line Railroad and Park Place

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When one popular house rule is in effect, which space can be a big pay-off for one lucky player?
Go to Jail
Free Parking
Under one popular house rule, the money collected from Income Tax, Community Chest, Luxury Tax and Chance is awarded to the first player to land on the Free Parking spot.
Community Chest

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How much Monopoly money does each player start with when using the electronic banking version of the game?
1500
$3 million
$15 million
In the electronic banking version of Monopoly, each player starts the game with $15 million -- a far cry from the $1,500 of standard Monopoly games.

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Which house rule mimics economic inflation?
Get in debt, go directly to jail
Land on Income Tax, pay double
Pass Go, collect $400
Normally, players pass Go and collect $200. However, when using a house rule that mimics inflation, players pass Go and collect $400, which may sound like a good idea but actually injects too much cash into the game.

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Why is it important to have the option to mortgage property in Monopoly?
so you can buy lots of additional properties even when you're broke
so you can stay in the game until your finances recover from an unexpected hit
Just like in real life, taking out a mortgage on property you already own should be a last-ditch effort to keep afloat -- but it can keep you in the game until your finances recover from a hit.
because it's the only way to get out of jail

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What benefit is created by the house rule that allows players to start play at different corners of the board?
It makes the game go faster.
It lets one player buy the good properties.
It levels the playing field.
When players are allowed to stagger their starting points by making their initial moves from corners other than Go, it levels the playing field by offering more equal access to properties. Under the standard rules, the last couple players to start may encounter properties already purchased by the players who went previously.

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Which Monopoly property are players least likely to land on?
Mediterranean Avenue
Based on statistical probabilities, players are least likely to land on the Mediterranean Avenue property when playing Monopoly.
Oriental Avenue
Tennessee Avenue

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What's the name of the police officer depicted in the Monopoly game?
Officer Frank Justice
Officer Ward Parkway
Officer Edgar Mallory
The policeman character is named Officer Edgar Mallory.

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What was the original name of the Monopoly mascot?
Richie Rich
Rich Uncle Pennybags
The Monopoly mascot was originally named Rich Uncle Pennybags, but he now goes by Mr. Monopoly.
Mr. Richie Pants

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What's the name of the Monopoly character locked in jail?
Jake the Jailbird
The Monopoly character that's perpetually behind bars is named Jake the Jailbird.
Rodney the Rat
Thad the Thief

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What's an often-overlooked Monopoly rule that goes into effect when a player lands on a property that's for sale, but the player doesn't want to buy it?
The player pays a $500 fine.
The player loses a turn.
The property goes up for auction.
If a Monopoly player lands on a property that's for sale but doesn’t want to purchase it, the property goes up for auction to the highest bidder.

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How much did the most expensive Monopoly game cost?
250
250000
$2 million
Sidney Mobell, a jeweler in San Francisco, once produced a Monopoly game with diamond-studded dice and a gold-covered board. The set was valued at $2 million.

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