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 personal relationship was Richard Daley maintaining that gave him the incentive to do well when he was working for Joe McDonough in the Cook County Treasurer's Office?
(a) He served as liaison between Al Capone and his syndicate while he was in prison.
(b) He started doing business with Joe Kennedy.
(c) He began working with a young politician named Adalai Stevenson.
(d) He began dating his future wife, Eleanor.

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

3. Where were the headquarters of the Chicago Democrat Party in relation to Richard Daley's office?
(a) On the south side of Michigan Avenue.
(b) Near Comisky Park.
(c) Across the street.
(d) In the public library.

4. Royko reported that _______________ were most suspicious of Richard Daley.
(a) Republicans.
(b) Congressmen.
(c) Illinois governors.
(d) Outsiders to Chicago.

5. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?
(a) He wanted to check what the marching orders were from the Party regulars.
(b) He needed the Party's help for his next election campaign.
(c) He owed the party his political allegiance.
(d) He served as Democrat Party Chairman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?

2. Why did Royko suggest that immigrants were tolerant of Richard Daley's abuses of power?

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

4. If Chicagoans were disagreeable when they raised complaints to the city, how did Richard Daley regard their complaint?

5. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?

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