Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter IX.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?
(a) Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.
(b) Don't call us, we'll call you.
(c) Don't get caught.
(d) Keep a stiff upper lip.

2. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?
(a) Both the Irish and African American residents were suspicious at first but came to appreciate the efforts to improve and open their neighborhoods.
(b) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.
(c) The indigents who frequented Halsted Street alleys were chased off and eventually resettled in Gary, Indiana.
(d) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.

3. What was the result to Richard Daley from the unusual circumstance of Clarence Wagner dropping out of the contest for Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Daley was seen as an uncouth opportunist who took advantage of the misfortunes of his political opponenets.
(b) Richard Daley was suspected of being corrupt and unworthy of trust for several years.
(c) Daley was both feared and respected by the hard fighting politicians in Chicago.
(d) Richard Daley became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.

4. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.
(b) He attended DePaul Law School.
(c) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(d) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Royko reported that ___________ were not upset with Richard Daley's abuses of power.

2. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?

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

4. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?

5. What was Richard Daley's family background?

(see the answer key)

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