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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.
(b) He attended DePaul Law School.
(c) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(d) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.

2. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?
(a) He restored water services to the fire hydrants in the neighborhood.
(b) He had a city hall meeting with civil rights advocates to get their input for a new police chief.
(c) He issued shoot to kill orders against arsonists and shoot to maim orders against looters.
(d) He ordered a restoration of Chief Wilson's policies in the African American neighborhoods.

3. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?
(a) Each neighborhood had industrial plants to employ local residents.
(b) Each neighborhood was able to earn federal funds to support racial minorities.
(c) Each neighborhood had a core of entreprenuers who created jobs.
(d) Each neighborhood had a connection with organized crime and rum runners.

4. What major political event was guided by Richard Daley's leadership in 1956?
(a) President Dwight D. Eisenhower's announcement that he was running for re-election.
(b) Harry Truman held up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that announced, "Dewey Defeats Truman!"
(c) The Democratic National Convention.
(d) Vice President Richard Nixon's "Kitchen Debate" with Nikita Nikita Khrushchev.

5. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?
(a) He improved the downtown and lake front areas and upgraded O'Hare from a military airport to one of the nation's state of the art commercial airports.
(b) He was behind massive urban renewal developments in poor minority areas of Chicago.
(c) The country witnessed his tough political tactics first hand.
(d) He took personal risk in supporting Adalai Stevenson's nomination for a second run against President Eisenhower.

Short Answer Questions

1. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?

2. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?

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

4. In what year was Richard Daley born?

5. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?

(see the answer key)

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