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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 had the door removed from his office to represent he would have an open administration.
(c) He moved to a home next door to City Hall.
(d) He maintained the chairmanship of the party while serving as mayor.

2. What happened when Richard Daley ran for his second term?
(a) He chose to step aside and run for state senate.
(b) The election ended in a draw and Daley ended up being selected by the Chicago City Council.
(c) Corruption and segregation caused him to be narrowly defeated by Robert Merriam.
(d) He was overwhelmingly re-elected.

3. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(b) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.
(c) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.
(d) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.

4. How did Richard Daley regard suggestions from Independent members of the City Council?
(a) He would fly into a purple rage and publicly humilate those who proposed them.
(b) He would contemplete them carefully upon their merits.
(c) He would send his Chief of Staff to the council member to coerce his/her silence.
(d) He sent them to a subcomittee where they eventually die.

5. Who was the president who appointed Abraham Marovitz and what year was it done?
(a) John F. Kennedy, 1961.
(b) Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1967.
(c) Harry S. Truman, 1952.
(d) John F. Kennedy, 1963.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?

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

3. Why did Richard Daley make the unusual move?

4. What is the topic for Chapter II?

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

(see the answer key)

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