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. Where did the Introduction first appear?
(a) Chicago Tribune.
(b) Chicago Sun-Times.
(c) New York Times.
(d) Chicago Herald.

2. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?
(a) His friends being caught in corruption.
(b) Anti-war protestors.
(c) Republicans.
(d) Public displays of immorality.

3. 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 membership in a club named the Hamburgs that spawned a number of successful Chicago politicians.
(c) His quiet and earnest work to help all voters get to the polls.
(d) His unique skill as an orator to persuade even the most seasoned officeholder to take action.

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

5. Into what type of neighborhood was Richard Daley born?
(a) German-Lutheran on the Northwest corner of Chicago.
(b) Slavic-Orthodox on the Southest corner of Chicago.
(c) French-Catholic on the shores of Lake Michigan.
(d) Irish-Catholic on the South-side of Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year was Richard Daley born?

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

4. What is the name of a famous criminal that Mayor Big Bill Thompson allowed to walk freely through the streets of Chicago?

5. How did Richard Daley's day begin and end?

(see the answer key)

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