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 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.

2. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?
(a) Simple, quiet, humble and kind.
(b) Studious, resolved, calm and patient.
(c) Loud, profane, immoral and angry.
(d) Hot-tempered, simple, devious and powerful.

3. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?
(a) A local coffee shop for a doughnut.
(b) A convenience store for a newspaper and a cup of coffee.
(c) St. Peter's for Daily Mass.
(d) Chicago City Hall.

4. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?
(a) Stay in their own neighborhood with their own kind.
(b) Show courtesy to women and children.
(c) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
(d) Wear safety helmets.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?

3. What kind of speaking style did Daley have?

4. Where did the Introduction first appear?

5. What made the Cook County Democratic Central Committee so powerful?

(see the answer key)

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