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 is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?
(a) The violence forced his family to move where he made contacts that shaped his career.
(b) He was nearly killed in a counter attack that took place on the street where he lived.
(c) He was rumoured to be a leader of one of the gangs involved in violence.
(d) He used his negotiating skills to calm down competing gangs.

2. Richard Daley had a role in getting Abraham Marovitz appointed to what position?
(a) The Department of Defense.
(b) The Supreme Court.
(c) The U.S. Federal District Court.
(d) The State Department.

3. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?
(a) His chief of staff.
(b) His secretary.
(c) The Chief of Police.
(d) The press.

4. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?
(a) His ability to see and negotiate his way through conflict.
(b) His quiet and earnest work to help all voters get to the polls.
(c) His unique skill as an orator to persuade even the most seasoned officeholder to take action.
(d) His membership in a club named the Hamburgs that spawned a number of successful Chicago politicians.

5. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?
(a) Lyndon Baines Johnson.
(b) Harry S. Truman.
(c) John F. Kennedy.
(d) Adalai Stevenson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What supplemental role did the Chicago Police Department perform for Richard Daley?

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

3. 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?

4. Royko reported that _______________ were most suspicious of Richard Daley.

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

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