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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?
(a) He rented a room to Daley so he could get to work on time.
(b) He taught Daley the ins and outs of Chicago's political machine.
(c) He introduced Daley to his wife.
(d) He chose Daley as his Chief of Staff.

2. What was the first unusual decision that Richard Daley made after he was elected mayor?
(a) He moved the mayor's office to the Chicago Democrat headquarters.
(b) He maintained the chairmanship of the party while serving as mayor.
(c) He moved to a home next door to City Hall.
(d) He had the door removed from his office to represent he would have an open administration.

3. What nickname did Richard Daley earn while national attention was focused on Chicago?
(a) "Daley the developer."
(b) "Dick the bruiser."
(c) "Dick the builder."
(d) "Richard the lionhearted."

4. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?
(a) Inadequate housing and bans against African-Americans in Chicago's labor unions.
(b) The increasing taxes on property and regulations against businesses.
(c) Increasing federal intrusion and insufficient education funding.
(d) Daley's harsh law enforcement tactics and racial tension.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Richard Daley make the unusual move?

2. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?

3. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?

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

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

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