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

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

3. What did Richard Daley do if an ex-convict applied for a patronage job?
(a) Ignore their presence on the list.
(b) Checked to make sure that the police know where they are.
(c) Sent them a polite form letter telling them their quaifications will be considered.
(d) Verified with their sponsor that they are now clean.

4. What was the label that was given to those who had similar views to Richard Daley in the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) The Neophytes.
(b) New Democrats.
(c) The Liberals.
(d) Young Thugs.

5. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) 1953.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1948.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?

3. What would Richard Daley do if he discovered one of his married, Catholic appointees was having an affair?

4. What is the topic for Chapter II?

5. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?

(see the answer key)

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