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

2. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?
(a) He introduced Daley to his wife.
(b) He taught Daley the ins and outs of Chicago's political machine.
(c) He chose Daley as his Chief of Staff.
(d) He rented a room to Daley so he could get to work on time.

3. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?
(a) Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.
(b) Do as I say, not as I do.
(c) I don't care what you do as long as I don't catch you doing it.
(d) Thou shalt not steal but though shalt not blow the whistle on anybody who does.

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

5. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?
(a) He declared that he changed parties to Republican and ran with that party.
(b) He was fired by the committee and Daley appointed himself.
(c) Daley was drafted to run for Mayor.
(d) He died in an auto accident days before the election and Daley appointed himself as candidate after the death.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Richard Daley regard suggestions from Independent members of the City Council?

2. In Chicago City Hall, Richard Daley was known by all of the following except:

3. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?

4. What did Richard Daley do if an ex-convict applied for a patronage job?

5. Who was the president who appointed Abraham Marovitz and what year was it done?

(see the answer key)

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