Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter VIII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?
(a) Daley was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.
(b) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.
(c) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.
(d) The two split and Daley continued to pursue his career in City Hall.

2. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He attended DePaul Law School.
(b) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(c) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.
(d) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.

3. What was the first unusual decision that Richard Daley made after he was elected mayor?
(a) He moved the mayor's office to the Chicago Democrat headquarters.
(b) He moved to a home next door to City Hall.
(c) He maintained the chairmanship of the party while serving as mayor.
(d) He had the door removed from his office to represent he would have an open administration.

4. What past time of Joe McDonough helped Richard Daley earn political status and why?
(a) McDonough enjoyed deep sea diving and left the office frequently to Daley's care.
(b) McDonough was a widely reputed alcoholic so Daley's departure was considered wise.
(c) McDonough spent much time at race tracks allowing Daley fill the responsibilities of McDonough's office.
(d) McDonough was a philanderer so Daley began to sow the seeds of McDonugh's humiliation.

5. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?
(a) The increasing taxes on property and regulations against businesses.
(b) Daley's harsh law enforcement tactics and racial tension.
(c) Increasing federal intrusion and insufficient education funding.
(d) Inadequate housing and bans against African-Americans in Chicago's labor unions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?

2. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?

3. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?

4. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?

5. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?

(see the answer key)

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