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

2. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?
(a) That he presided over successful public works.
(b) That he was kind and honest.
(c) That he was upright and consistent.
(d) That he was a political brawler.

3. 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.

4. What was Richard Daley's advice to city officials getting money on the sly?
(a) Don't get caught.
(b) Find a lawyer.
(c) Read him his rights.
(d) Cut me in.

5. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?
(a) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.
(b) Daley was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.
(c) The two split and Daley continued to pursue his career in City Hall.
(d) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.

Short Answer Questions

1. What supplemental role did the Chicago Police Department perform for Richard Daley?

2. In what year was Richard Daley born?

3. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?

4. What was in the front and back of Richard Daley's house?

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

(see the answer key)

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