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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the name of a famous criminal that Mayor Big Bill Thompson allowed to walk freely through the streets of Chicago?
(a) "Pretty Boy" Floyd.
(b) Al Capone.
(c) John Dillinger.
(d) Bugs Moran.

3. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?
(a) He used his negotiating skills to calm down competing gangs.
(b) He was rumoured to be a leader of one of the gangs involved in violence.
(c) He was nearly killed in a counter attack that took place on the street where he lived.
(d) The violence forced his family to move where he made contacts that shaped his career.

4. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?
(a) Martin Kennelly.
(b) Dan Rostenkowski.
(c) Vito Marzullo.
(d) Robert Merriam.

5. What is the topic for Chapter II?
(a) Richard Daley comes of age.
(b) Chicago and organized crime.
(c) Chicago models apartied.
(d) Richard Daley's rough life.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?

2. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?

3. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?

4. What was among the promises that Daley made during the campaign?

5. How old was Richard Daley when he became a precinct captain for a South Side ward?

(see the answer key)

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