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. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?
(a) Applications were taken and candidates went through a stringent interview process.
(b) They were bid upon by qualified candidates.
(c) They were distributed to ward committeemen who delivered the highest voter turnout.
(d) The mayor gave them to the precinct where he had the most friends.

2. In earlier times how did ward committeemen win influence over immigrants?
(a) They helped them find homes and jobs.
(b) They dispatched henchmen to threaten them if they were not compliant.
(c) They helped them fill out papers and figure out their taxes and licenses.
(d) They helped them get the forms that helped to keep them in the country.

3. What are two titles given to ward committeemen?
(a) "Our beloved leader" and "the clout."
(b) "The chosen one" and "the fair haired boy."
(c) "The clout", and "Mr. Big."
(d) "Our beloved leader", and "the boss."

4. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?
(a) Don't call us, we'll call you.
(b) Keep a stiff upper lip.
(c) Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.
(d) Don't get caught.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?

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

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

4. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?

5. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?

(see the answer key)

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