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. Who was the Republican candidate opposing Richard Daley in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?
(a) Alderman Robert Merriam.
(b) Dan Rostenkowski.
(c) Martin Kennelly.
(d) Vito Marzullo.

2. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?
(a) Ben Adamowski.
(b) Orlando Wilson.
(c) John Warner.
(d) Robert Merriam.

3. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?
(a) Architecture.
(b) Political affiliations.
(c) Proximity to Lake Michigan.
(d) Ethnicity.

4. What skills did Richard Daley learn in the Christian Brothers technical school?
(a) Welding a pipefitting for plumbers.
(b) Typing and shorthand for a secretarial position.
(c) Smelting and extruding for iron workers.
(d) Jabbing and dodging for boxers.

5. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?
(a) Martin Kennelly.
(b) Vito Marzullo.
(c) Dan Rostenkowski.
(d) Robert Merriam.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were some of the other visible changes that Richard Daley made during his first year as mayor?

2. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?

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 Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?

5. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?

(see the answer key)

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