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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What would ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?
(a) They would operate their own business that was given preferential treatment by the city government.
(b) They were given prime jobs running city departments.
(c) They would make additional money running a protection racket through the Chicago Police Department.
(d) They would give themselves the best patronage jobs.

2. Why did Royko suggest that immigrants were tolerant of Richard Daley's abuses of power?
(a) They were accustomed to czars, kings, and emperors using power like a club.
(b) They knew if they were patient they would get theirs.
(c) They would get their kick-back.
(d) He abused power for their benefit.

3. Who were among the leaders for the 1972 Democrat nomination for president in 1971?
(a) Bobby Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Sargent Shriver.
(b) Bill Clinton, John Foster Dulles, Richard Nixon.
(c) George McGovern, Ted Kennedy, Edmund Muskie.
(d) Lydon Johnson, Adalai Stevenson III, Jimmy Carter.

4. Who among the front runners for the 1972 Democrat presidential nomination called Richard Daley on his victory for his fifth term?
(a) According to The Minneapolis Star, "Hubert Humphrey."
(b) According to The Chicago Tribune, "Edmund Muskie."
(c) According to the Washington Post, "Richard Nixon."
(d) According to Daley, "All of them."

5. How was a police action in April of 1968 characterized by observers?
(a) The unattached Kennedy delegates inspire political activists of all types to go to Chicago to demonstrate.
(b) The demands of African-American delegates are considered seriously by the Democrat Convention Platform Committee.
(c) It is called a police riot.
(d) The threats of McCarthy supporters is discounted as an easily handled threat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?

2. In what year did Richard Daley die?

3. What would happen to ward committeemen if they did not deliver votes on election day?

4. With whom did Richard Daley become most upset during the time of growing racial conflict?

5. After controversy around the 1968 Democrat National Convention subsided, what was the condition of Richard Daley?

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