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 did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for influence over the future of Chicago politics?
(a) The results meant that the coming political challenges would leave his influence subject to his successor.
(b) The results meant he could name his successor.
(c) Growing apathy began to overshadow all the events of his early career.
(d) Suspicion among Chicago politicians fueled Daley's paranoia and he began making strange decisions.

2. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?
(a) During weekends when he did not work.
(b) Over dinners with his wife.
(c) During free time he had over the week before he gave his speech.
(d) On his way to the speech.

3. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.
(b) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(c) Police Chief Wilson frustrated Daley because he treated African-American protestors with a light touch, and per their agreement Wilson was the one official Daley could not boss around.
(d) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.

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

5. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?
(a) He ran as a law and order candidate devoted to fighting crime.
(b) He ran as a skillful mediator who could handle conflicts.
(c) He ran as a fiscal conservative who would balance budgets.
(d) He presented himself as a hard-working family man.

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides protesters, who else did security forces target for harassment during the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

2. What is the topic of Chapter I?

3. How did Richard Daley's day begin and end?

4. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?

5. Who did Richard Daley help to get nominated for the 1956 Democratic candidate for president?

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