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. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?
(a) He was nearly killed in a counter attack that took place on the street where he lived.
(b) He used his negotiating skills to calm down competing gangs.
(c) He was rumoured to be a leader of one of the gangs involved in violence.
(d) The violence forced his family to move where he made contacts that shaped his career.

2. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?
(a) Keep a stiff upper lip.
(b) Don't call us, we'll call you.
(c) Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.
(d) Don't get caught.

3. What is a campaign tactic that Richard Daley used against all of his election opponents?
(a) He campaigned door-to-door in precincts where he was polling behind his opponent.
(b) He would have public debates against the opponent and stack the audience in his favor.
(c) The Chicago Democrat Machine spread scandalous stories about the opponent that was either false or irrelevant, but Daley kept himself detatched from the stories.
(d) On election day he had public works projects on streets for polling sites in precincts where he feared losing.

4. 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 drove a truck delivering coal to factories.
(d) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.

5. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?
(a) He ran as a fiscal conservative who would balance budgets.
(b) He ran as a law and order candidate devoted to fighting crime.
(c) He ran as a skillful mediator who could handle conflicts.
(d) He presented himself as a hard-working family man.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?

2. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?

3. What was the reputation of the mayor who preceded Richard Daley?

4. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?

5. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?

(see the answer key)

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