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. Why did some members of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee believe that Richard Daley was not suited for the position of Chairman?
(a) Some saw him as too liberal.
(b) His professional background was considered to be to controversial.
(c) He was too conservative.
(d) He was thought to be indecisive.

2. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?
(a) He owed the party his political allegiance.
(b) He wanted to check what the marching orders were from the Party regulars.
(c) He needed the Party's help for his next election campaign.
(d) He served as Democrat Party Chairman.

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

4. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?
(a) Public displays of immorality.
(b) His friends being caught in corruption.
(c) Republicans.
(d) Anti-war protestors.

5. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?
(a) That he was kind and honest.
(b) That he presided over successful public works.
(c) That he was a political brawler.
(d) That he was upright and consistent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?

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

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

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

5. What is the topic of Chapter I?

(see the answer key)

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