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 organizations gave Richard Daley his most loyal support?
(a) Public schools.
(b) Labor unions.
(c) Bowling leagues.
(d) Law enforcement agencies.

2. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for his influence over Chicago politics?
(a) The close margin convinced the City Council that it was time to challenge Daley's agenda.
(b) The lack of opposition to Daley bred apathy within the Chicago political system.
(c) Daley was seen as a dangerous man and high placed office holders began to plot against him.
(d) He maintained control of the City Council.

3. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?
(a) Martin Kennelly.
(b) Robert Merriam.
(c) Dan Rostenkowski.
(d) Vito Marzullo.

4. What happened when Richard Daley ran for his second term?
(a) Corruption and segregation caused him to be narrowly defeated by Robert Merriam.
(b) He chose to step aside and run for state senate.
(c) The election ended in a draw and Daley ended up being selected by the Chicago City Council.
(d) He was overwhelmingly re-elected.

5. What motivated racial violence to intensify?
(a) A firetruck with all white fireman ran over a black woman and killed her.
(b) Martin Luther King was assassinated.
(c) The hotel for the Los Angeles Dodgers denied rooms to the African-American members of the team.
(d) The bodies of three civil rights volunteers were found at a construction site on the outskirts of Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Richard Daley regard suggestions from Independent members of the City Council?

2. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?

3. Who was the Republican candidate opposing Richard Daley in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?

4. What is the topic for Chapter II?

5. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?

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