Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter IV.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the qualifications that a ward committeeman had to prove to get appointed to the head of a city department?
(a) They had to have or be working toward a master's degree related to the position for which they were contending.
(b) A clean criminal background and at lease five years experience in a related field.
(c) They had to deliver huge number of votes for Democrat candidates.
(d) They had to have an attractive resume filled with achievements that could be verified.

2. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?
(a) During weekends when he did not work.
(b) On his way to the speech.
(c) Over dinners with his wife.
(d) During free time he had over the week before he gave his speech.

3. What would ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?
(a) They would give themselves the best patronage jobs.
(b) They were given prime jobs running city departments.
(c) They would make additional money running a protection racket through the Chicago Police Department.
(d) They would operate their own business that was given preferential treatment by the city government.

4. What skills did Richard Daley learn in the Christian Brothers technical school?
(a) Jabbing and dodging for boxers.
(b) Typing and shorthand for a secretarial position.
(c) Smelting and extruding for iron workers.
(d) Welding a pipefitting for plumbers.

5. In what year was Richard Daley born?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1920.
(d) 1934.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was among the more famous ward committeemen from the South Side of Chicago?

2. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?

3. To what or whom did Royko compare Richard Daley's character?

4. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?

5. What was Richard Daley's advice to city officials getting money on the sly?

(see the answer key)

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