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. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?
(a) Stay in their own neighborhood with their own kind.
(b) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
(c) Wear safety helmets.
(d) Show courtesy to women and children.

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

3. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?
(a) Author and television commentator with several Chicago television stations.
(b) Author and newspaper columnist with three Chicago newspapers.
(c) Author and city official in Chicago.
(d) First baseman for the Chicago Cubs.

4. If Chicagoans were disagreeable when they raised complaints to the city, how did Richard Daley regard their complaint?
(a) He tried not to get involved as the situation could become politically challenging.
(b) He would send the complaint to the appropriate committee.
(c) He would see to it that their situation got worse than when they registered their complaint.
(d) He would take extra care to see their complaint was answered.

5. Royko reported that ___________ were not upset with Richard Daley's abuses of power.
(a) Chicagoans.
(b) Presidents.
(c) Republicans.
(d) Democrats.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Introduction written?

2. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?

3. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?

4. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?

5. Royko reported that _______________ were most suspicious of Richard Daley.

(see the answer key)

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