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. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.
(b) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(c) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.
(d) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.

2. What was Richard Daley's family background?
(a) Irish Catholic.
(b) Polish laborer.
(c) British gentry.
(d) German farm stock.

3. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?
(a) St. Peter's for Daily Mass.
(b) A local coffee shop for a doughnut.
(c) A convenience store for a newspaper and a cup of coffee.
(d) Chicago City Hall.

4. With whom did Richard Daley become most upset during the time of growing racial conflict?
(a) Police Chief Orlando Wilson.
(b) Civil Rights lawyer William Kunstler.
(c) President Kennedy.
(d) Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Richard Daley die?

2. What would ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?

3. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?

4. What personal relationship was Richard Daley maintaining that gave him the incentive to do well when he was working for Joe McDonough in the Cook County Treasurer's Office?

5. What motivated racial violence to intensify?

(see the answer key)

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