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 among the promises that Daley made during the campaign?
(a) He promised that crime would be ended in Chicago.
(b) He promised the sun will shine on all neighborhoods of Chicago, not just State Street.
(c) He promised jobs for everyone who wanted one.
(d) He promised a chicken in every pot.

2. How often were Richard Daley's phones checked for bugs?
(a) Weekly.
(b) Daily.
(c) Twice a week.
(d) Twice a day.

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

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

5. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?
(a) The country witnessed his tough political tactics first hand.
(b) He was behind massive urban renewal developments in poor minority areas of Chicago.
(c) He took personal risk in supporting Adalai Stevenson's nomination for a second run against President Eisenhower.
(d) He improved the downtown and lake front areas and upgraded O'Hare from a military airport to one of the nation's state of the art commercial airports.

Short Answer Questions

1. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?

2. How did Richard Daley address the corruption within the city government?

3. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?

4. What is the name of a famous criminal that Mayor Big Bill Thompson allowed to walk freely through the streets of Chicago?

5. How old was Richard Daley when he became a precinct captain for a South Side ward?

(see the answer key)

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