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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?
(a) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
(b) Stay in their own neighborhood with their own kind.
(c) Show courtesy to women and children.
(d) Wear safety helmets.

2. What police action against a public gathering became a precursor to the Democratic National Convention?
(a) Dr. King's assassination caused discontent within African-American delegations to the Convention.
(b) Peace marchers ignored police orders to disperse and were beaten, maced, and arrested.
(c) Supporters of Senator Kennedy refused to pledge their support to any other candidate.
(d) McCarthy's antiwar supporters pledged to disrupt the convention if McCarthy was not nominated.

3. What was one of the issues that members of the Democratic Central Committee used to oppose Richard Daley during his campaign to become Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Richard Daley wanted to limit the influence of the Federal Government.
(b) Richard Daley wanted to crack down harder on crime.
(c) Richard Daley favored immigration control.
(d) Richard Daley was too liberal and too connected to new Democrats.

4. After the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, how many people were considered to be more powerful than Richard Daley?
(a) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) Just President Kennedy.
(c) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
(d) President Kennedy and Sam Rayburn.

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, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."
(c) He would tell them, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."
(d) He would tell them, "Now that you are American it is you civic duty to vote."

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?

2. How large and what was the make up of the security detail for the 1968 Democratic National convention?

3. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?

4. What was Richard Daley's advice to city officials getting money on the sly?

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

(see the answer key)

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