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. How were many of the precinct committee positions earned through the years?
(a) Through hard work or devotion.
(b) Through winning public support for a cause or virtue.
(c) Through family connections or nepotism.
(d) Through paying for favors or graft.

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

3. What did Richard Daley provide these organizations to maintain their support?
(a) He used public revenues to assure that the Chicago Public Schools System was fully funded and materials were easily made available.
(b) He paid at the top of the scale in union wages and provided an unending stream of massive public works projects requiring union workers.
(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.

4. Into what type of neighborhood was Richard Daley born?
(a) Irish-Catholic on the South-side of Chicago.
(b) German-Lutheran on the Northwest corner of Chicago.
(c) Slavic-Orthodox on the Southest corner of Chicago.
(d) French-Catholic on the shores of Lake Michigan.

5. What was in the front and back of Richard Daley's house?
(a) Chicago police officers.
(b) Fountains.
(c) A spacious lawn.
(d) Roman Catholic statuary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were some of the other visible changes that Richard Daley made during his first year as mayor?

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

3. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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