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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Richard Daley's day begin and end?
(a) With a cup of cofee and a blintz.
(b) With a kiss from his wife.
(c) With a ride in his limo.
(d) With a police review of his enemies activities.

2. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?
(a) He rented a room to Daley so he could get to work on time.
(b) He chose Daley as his Chief of Staff.
(c) He introduced Daley to his wife.
(d) He taught Daley the ins and outs of Chicago's political machine.

3. What is the topic for Chapter II?
(a) Richard Daley comes of age.
(b) Chicago models apartied.
(c) Chicago and organized crime.
(d) Richard Daley's rough life.

4. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?
(a) His ability to see and negotiate his way through conflict.
(b) His quiet and earnest work to help all voters get to the polls.
(c) His membership in a club named the Hamburgs that spawned a number of successful Chicago politicians.
(d) His unique skill as an orator to persuade even the most seasoned officeholder to take action.

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) Checked to make sure that the police know where they are.
(c) Ignore their presence on the list.
(d) Verified with their sponsor that they are now clean.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?

2. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?

3. How old was Richard Daley when he became a precinct captain for a South Side ward?

4. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?

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

(see the answer key)

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