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 did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?
(a) He ran as a law and order candidate devoted to fighting crime.
(b) He ran as a fiscal conservative who would balance budgets.
(c) He presented himself as a hard-working family man.
(d) He ran as a skillful mediator who could handle conflicts.

2. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?
(a) A local coffee shop for a doughnut.
(b) A convenience store for a newspaper and a cup of coffee.
(c) St. Peter's for Daily Mass.
(d) Chicago City Hall.

3. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?
(a) He assigned another commission under his control that recommended he keep his policies in place.
(b) He relented and began promoting a, "kinder and gentler," police force.
(c) He ignored the recommendations and increased the use of force.
(d) He increased abuse against everybody.

4. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?
(a) He would tell them, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."
(b) He would tell them, "Voting helps you protect the freedoms for which you left your homeland."
(c) He would tell them, "Now that you are American it is you civic duty to vote."
(d) He would tell them, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."

5. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Judge Abraham Marovitz who was debarred.
(b) Ward Committeeman Vito Marzullo who passed away.
(c) Police Chief Orlando Wilson, who retired.
(d) Dan Rostenkowski who moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as congressman.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?

2. What did Richard Daley do if an ex-convict applied for a patronage job?

3. After the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, how many people were considered to be more powerful than Richard Daley?

4. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?

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

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