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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one of Richard Daley's first achievements as mayor?
(a) He won additional funds for Chicago public schools.
(b) He sought and received increased tax revenue through the Republican Governor of Illinois.
(c) He got federal funds to make Chicago streets part of the Interstate Highway system.
(d) He established a new affordable bus service to enhance mass transit.

2. How old was Richard Daley when he became a precinct captain for a South Side ward?
(a) 17.
(b) 35.
(c) 21.
(d) 25.

3. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?
(a) Wear safety helmets.
(b) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
(c) Show courtesy to women and children.
(d) Stay in their own neighborhood with their own kind.

4. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) 1967.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1966.
(d) 1970.

5. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?
(a) Street repair projects.
(b) His door-to-door campaigning.
(c) The involvement of Martin Luther King in civil rights controversies.
(d) His decision to move into an African-American neighborhood to initiate desegregation efforts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What nickname did Richard Daley earn while national attention was focused on Chicago?

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

3. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?

4. What were the campaign issues pressed by the Republican candidate in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?

5. What is the name of a famous criminal that Mayor Big Bill Thompson allowed to walk freely through the streets of Chicago?

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