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 public office traditionally rose through the Chicago Democratic political system?
(a) Chief of Police.
(b) City Manager.
(c) U.S. Senator.
(d) Judge.

2. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?
(a) He would tell them, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."
(b) He would tell them, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."
(c) He would tell them, "Now that you are American it is you civic duty to vote."
(d) He would tell them, "Voting helps you protect the freedoms for which you left your homeland."

3. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?
(a) Do as I say, not as I do.
(b) I don't care what you do as long as I don't catch you doing it.
(c) Thou shalt not steal but though shalt not blow the whistle on anybody who does.
(d) Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.

4. What did Richard Daley leave behind after his death?
(a) A modest home on the southside of Chicago.
(b) A "gouging, grabbing, tripping" fight for his power.
(c) A wife and three sons.
(d) Huge public deficits that are still being paid off.

5. Why did some members of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee believe that Richard Daley was not suited for the position of Chairman?
(a) He was thought to be indecisive.
(b) His professional background was considered to be to controversial.
(c) He was too conservative.
(d) Some saw him as too liberal.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom was Richard Daley most loyal according to Royko?

2. What made the Cook County Democratic Central Committee so powerful?

3. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?

4. In what year did Richard Daley earn a position in the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?

5. What organizations gave Richard Daley his most loyal support?

(see the answer key)

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