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. Daley did not personally attack his opponent, but what was one of the things the Democratic Machine did during the election?
(a) It doctored documents that showed Daley's opponent stole public money for his business.
(b) It passed around photographs suggesting Daley's opponenet was having an illicit affair.
(c) It stole yard signs of Daley's opponent.
(d) It passed around Merriam's divorce papers in Catholic neighborhoods.

2. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?
(a) His secretary.
(b) The Chief of Police.
(c) The press.
(d) His chief of staff.

3. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) He became a mediator between the various interest groups and the Democratic National Committee.
(b) He did not consider any of the threats to be serious and ignored them.
(c) He began conferring with President Johnson for advice on how to handle the situation.
(d) He planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.

4. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?
(a) Keep a stiff upper lip.
(b) Don't call us, we'll call you.
(c) Don't get caught.
(d) Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.

5. What are patronage jobs?
(a) Make-work jobs that have no real function.
(b) Public jobs that are issued through political connections.
(c) Service jobs that the government must provide.
(d) The name for jobs that have no other definition.

Short Answer Questions

1. What nickname did Richard Daley earn while national attention was focused on Chicago?

2. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?

3. In what year did Richard Daley die?

4. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?

5. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?

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