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 profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?
(a) Author and newspaper columnist with three Chicago newspapers.
(b) Author and city official in Chicago.
(c) Author and television commentator with several Chicago television stations.
(d) First baseman for the Chicago Cubs.

2. Who was the Republican candidate opposing Richard Daley in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?
(a) Dan Rostenkowski.
(b) Vito Marzullo.
(c) Martin Kennelly.
(d) Alderman Robert Merriam.

3. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?
(a) He took personal risk in supporting Adalai Stevenson's nomination for a second run against President Eisenhower.
(b) The country witnessed his tough political tactics first hand.
(c) He improved the downtown and lake front areas and upgraded O'Hare from a military airport to one of the nation's state of the art commercial airports.
(d) He was behind massive urban renewal developments in poor minority areas of Chicago.

4. What did Richard Daley provide these organizations to maintain their support?
(a) He worked to get government grants to provide law enforcement officials with the most up-to-date weaponry and forensic equipment.
(b) He influenced bowling alleys throughout Chicago to provide free league nights.
(c) He paid at the top of the scale in union wages and provided an unending stream of massive public works projects requiring union workers.
(d) He used public revenues to assure that the Chicago Public Schools System was fully funded and materials were easily made available.

5. 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 fly into a purple rage and publicly humilate those who proposed them.
(c) He sent them to a subcomittee where they eventually die.
(d) He would contemplete them carefully upon their merits.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Richard Daley convince to hold the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?

2. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?

3. What race-related issue did Richard Daley face during his early second term?

4. How many protesters arrived in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

5. Why did Royko suggest that immigrants were tolerant of Richard Daley's abuses of power?

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