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. To what or whom did Royko compare Richard Daley's character?
(a) George Washington.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) A kindly father figure.
(d) The City of Chicago.

2. What did Richard Daley leave behind after his death?
(a) A "gouging, grabbing, tripping" fight for his power.
(b) Huge public deficits that are still being paid off.
(c) A wife and three sons.
(d) A modest home on the southside of Chicago.

3. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.
(b) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.
(c) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(d) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.

4. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?
(a) Simple, quiet, humble and kind.
(b) Loud, profane, immoral and angry.
(c) Studious, resolved, calm and patient.
(d) Hot-tempered, simple, devious and powerful.

5. How old was Richard Daley when he became a precinct captain for a South Side ward?
(a) 17.
(b) 25.
(c) 35.
(d) 21.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What past time of Joe McDonough helped Richard Daley earn political status and why?

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

4. How often were Richard Daley's phones checked for bugs?

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

(see the answer key)

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