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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Royko suggest that immigrants were tolerant of Richard Daley's abuses of power?
(a) They knew if they were patient they would get theirs.
(b) They were accustomed to czars, kings, and emperors using power like a club.
(c) They would get their kick-back.
(d) He abused power for their benefit.

2. In Chicago City Hall, Richard Daley was known by all of the following except:
(a) The Big Guy.
(b) Hizzoner.
(c) Duh Mare.
(d) The Man on the Fifth.

3. In what year did Richard Daley earn a position in the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1968.
(c) 1954.
(d) 1936.

4. Where did the Introduction first appear?
(a) Chicago Tribune.
(b) Chicago Sun-Times.
(c) New York Times.
(d) Chicago Herald.

5. What made the Cook County Democratic Central Committee so powerful?
(a) It had direct links to Harry Truman.
(b) It was led by Adalai Stevenson.
(c) It set Democratic Party policy in Chicago and Cook County.
(d) It was directed from Washington, D.C.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the lawyer who investigated the relationship between Daley and Marovitz?

2. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?

3. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?

4. Who was the president who appointed Abraham Marovitz and what year was it done?

5. Why did some members of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee believe that Richard Daley was not suited for the position of Chairman?

(see the answer key)

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