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. How were many of the precinct committee positions earned through the years?
(a) Through paying for favors or graft.
(b) Through winning public support for a cause or virtue.
(c) Through family connections or nepotism.
(d) Through hard work or devotion.

2. 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 drove a truck delivering coal to factories.
(b) He attended DePaul Law School.
(c) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(d) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.

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

4. What happened when Richard Daley ran for his second term?
(a) The election ended in a draw and Daley ended up being selected by the Chicago City Council.
(b) He chose to step aside and run for state senate.
(c) Corruption and segregation caused him to be narrowly defeated by Robert Merriam.
(d) He was overwhelmingly re-elected.

5. Where did the Introduction first appear?
(a) New York Times.
(b) Chicago Sun-Times.
(c) Chicago Herald.
(d) Chicago Tribune.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Daley choose to begin his urban renewal projects?

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

3. What was in the front and back of Richard Daley's house?

4. How did Richard Daley's day begin and end?

5. In what year did Richard Daley die?

(see the answer key)

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