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 made the Cook County Democratic Central Committee so powerful?
(a) It set Democratic Party policy in Chicago and Cook County.
(b) It was directed from Washington, D.C.
(c) It was led by Adalai Stevenson.
(d) It had direct links to Harry Truman.

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

3. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?
(a) Each neighborhood was able to earn federal funds to support racial minorities.
(b) Each neighborhood had a core of entreprenuers who created jobs.
(c) Each neighborhood had a connection with organized crime and rum runners.
(d) Each neighborhood had industrial plants to employ local residents.

4. 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) Do as I say, not as I do.
(c) Thou shalt not steal but though shalt not blow the whistle on anybody who does.
(d) Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.

5. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?
(a) During weekends when he did not work.
(b) Over dinners with his wife.
(c) During free time he had over the week before he gave his speech.
(d) On his way to the speech.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?

2. What happened to Richard Daley's chief opponent for Cook County Democratic Chairman shortly before the election?

3. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?

4. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?

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

(see the answer key)

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