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 was the reputation of the mayor who preceded Richard Daley?
(a) He was too easy on Republicans.
(b) He was too easy on non-voting immigrants.
(c) He was too stingy with patronage jobs.
(d) He was a weak token.

2. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?
(a) The two split and Daley continued to pursue his career in City Hall.
(b) Daley was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.
(c) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.
(d) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.

3. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?
(a) Applications were taken and candidates went through a stringent interview process.
(b) The mayor gave them to the precinct where he had the most friends.
(c) They were distributed to ward committeemen who delivered the highest voter turnout.
(d) They were bid upon by qualified candidates.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Richard Daley leave behind after his death?

2. Richard Daley and who else knew how many patronage jobs existed?

3. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?

4. Royko reported that ___________ were not upset with Richard Daley's abuses of power.

5. How did Richard Daley diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?

(see the answer key)

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