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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Benjamin Adamowski.
(b) Adlai Stevenson.
(c) Paul Douglas.
(d) Clarence Wager.

2. What did Richard Daley provide these organizations to maintain their support?
(a) He paid at the top of the scale in union wages and provided an unending stream of massive public works projects requiring union workers.
(b) He used public revenues to assure that the Chicago Public Schools System was fully funded and materials were easily made available.
(c) He worked to get government grants to provide law enforcement officials with the most up-to-date weaponry and forensic equipment.
(d) He influenced bowling alleys throughout Chicago to provide free league nights.

3. What were the campaign issues pressed by the Republican candidate in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?
(a) Equal rights and desegregation.
(b) School funding and violent crime.
(c) Corruption in the Police Department and the Democratic Machine.
(d) Inconsistent garbage removal and government waste.

4. Why did Richard Daley make the unusual move?
(a) Many people in the previous administration did not trust Daley and thought him paranoid.
(b) He wanted to show everyone that the Democrat Machine was going to tighten its control over Chicago.
(c) He knew he would be spending long hours at work and wanted to cut down the time he was away from his family.
(d) A new chairman might do what he did--replace Daley with himself.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Richard Daley became connected with a judge named Abraham Lincoln Marovitz. How did they meet?

2. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?

3. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?

4. What would Richard Daley do if he discovered one of his married, Catholic appointees was having an affair?

5. What was the name of the lawyer who investigated the relationship between Daley and Marovitz?

(see the answer key)

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