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

2. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?
(a) Studious, resolved, calm and patient.
(b) Hot-tempered, simple, devious and powerful.
(c) Simple, quiet, humble and kind.
(d) Loud, profane, immoral and angry.

3. 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) They had to have an attractive resume filled with achievements that could be verified.
(c) They had to deliver huge number of votes for Democrat candidates.
(d) A clean criminal background and at lease five years experience in a related field.

4. When was the Introduction written?
(a) After Daley won his last election.
(b) One day after Richard Daley died.
(c) After an interview of Daley's widow.
(d) While Daley was convalescing in the hospital.

5. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?
(a) Harry S. Truman.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Lyndon Baines Johnson.
(d) Adalai Stevenson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Richard Daley leave behind after his death?

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

3. Where were the headquarters of the Chicago Democrat Party in relation to Richard Daley's office?

4. What was the result to Richard Daley from the unusual circumstance of Clarence Wagner dropping out of the contest for Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?

5. In Chicago City Hall, Richard Daley was known by all of the following except:

(see the answer key)

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