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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?
(a) His ability to see and negotiate his way through conflict.
(b) His unique skill as an orator to persuade even the most seasoned officeholder to take action.
(c) His membership in a club named the Hamburgs that spawned a number of successful Chicago politicians.
(d) His quiet and earnest work to help all voters get to the polls.

2. 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) The Democratic National Convention.
(c) Harry Truman held up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that announced, "Dewey Defeats Truman!"
(d) Vice President Richard Nixon's "Kitchen Debate" with Nikita Nikita Khrushchev.

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

4. What personal relationship was Richard Daley maintaining that gave him the incentive to do well when he was working for Joe McDonough in the Cook County Treasurer's Office?
(a) He began dating his future wife, Eleanor.
(b) He began working with a young politician named Adalai Stevenson.
(c) He served as liaison between Al Capone and his syndicate while he was in prison.
(d) He started doing business with Joe Kennedy.

5. What past time of Joe McDonough helped Richard Daley earn political status and why?
(a) McDonough enjoyed deep sea diving and left the office frequently to Daley's care.
(b) McDonough was a widely reputed alcoholic so Daley's departure was considered wise.
(c) McDonough was a philanderer so Daley began to sow the seeds of McDonugh's humiliation.
(d) McDonough spent much time at race tracks allowing Daley fill the responsibilities of McDonough's office.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?

2. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?

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

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. What is the topic for Chapter II?

(see the answer key)

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