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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He attended DePaul Law School.
(b) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(c) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.
(d) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.

2. What did Richard Daley do if an ex-convict applied for a patronage job?
(a) Sent them a polite form letter telling them their quaifications will be considered.
(b) Checked to make sure that the police know where they are.
(c) Ignore their presence on the list.
(d) Verified with their sponsor that they are now clean.

3. What would Richard Daley do if he discovered one of his married, Catholic appointees was having an affair?
(a) He would encourge him to get marriage counceling.
(b) He would see to it that his public service career in Chicago came to an end.
(c) He would get pictures of the officials indiscretions and use them to coerce his cooperation.
(d) He would ignore it if he was a popular official.

4. What is the topic of Chapter I?
(a) Chicago's transformation under Richard Daley's rule.
(b) Richard Daley's daily routine.
(c) Richard Daley's boyhood home.
(d) Richard Daley's political growth.

5. Richard Daley became connected with a judge named Abraham Lincoln Marovitz. How did they meet?
(a) They met when Marovitz was prosecuting one of Daley's gangster friends.
(b) They met when Daley took his only defense stand against Marovitz.
(c) They met at the wedding of Daley and his wife.
(d) They met when Marovitz was a young prosecutor and Daley was a clerk in the City Council.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?

2. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?

3. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?

4. What happened to honest officials in the department that became troublesome for Richard Daley?

5. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?

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