Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Royko suggest that immigrants were tolerant of Richard Daley's abuses of power?
(a) They were accustomed to czars, kings, and emperors using power like a club.
(b) They would get their kick-back.
(c) They knew if they were patient they would get theirs.
(d) He abused power for their benefit.

2. What is the topic of Chapter I?
(a) Richard Daley's daily routine.
(b) Richard Daley's political growth.
(c) Chicago's transformation under Richard Daley's rule.
(d) Richard Daley's boyhood home.

3. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?
(a) His friends being caught in corruption.
(b) Republicans.
(c) Anti-war protestors.
(d) Public displays of immorality.

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

5. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?
(a) He looked old and bald like a father.
(b) He was like many fathers who worked long hours and said what he meant.
(c) He frequently attended weddings and gave away the bride.
(d) He liked sitting in a rocker during public meetings.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?

3. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?

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

5. When was the Introduction written?

(see the answer key)

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