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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the topic for Chapter II?
(a) Richard Daley's rough life.
(b) Chicago and organized crime.
(c) Richard Daley comes of age.
(d) Chicago models apartied.

2. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?
(a) He'd sit in the middle of it all and and look as happy as a kid at a birthday party.
(b) He would take sides and use his power to crush his opponents.
(c) He would call a truce and negotiate between the warring factions.
(d) He would ignore it had let it take its course.

3. What did Richard Daley receive when he finally became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) Police protection for him and his family.
(b) Control over his own political machine.
(c) Direct access to politicians from around the country.
(d) Access to funds from the National Democratic Party to use at his whims.

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

5. In Chicago City Hall, Richard Daley was known by all of the following except:
(a) The Man on the Fifth.
(b) Hizzoner.
(c) The Big Guy.
(d) Duh Mare.

Short Answer Questions

1. What personal relationship was Richard Daley maintaining that gave him the incentive to do well when he was working for Joe McDonough in the Cook County Treasurer's Office?

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

3. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?

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

5. What was the name of the lawyer who investigated the relationship between Daley and Marovitz?

(see the answer key)

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