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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Adlai Stevenson.
(b) Paul Douglas.
(c) Clarence Wager.
(d) Benjamin Adamowski.

2. What did Richard Daley provide these organizations to maintain their support?
(a) He influenced bowling alleys throughout Chicago to provide free league nights.
(b) He paid at the top of the scale in union wages and provided an unending stream of massive public works projects requiring union workers.
(c) He worked to get government grants to provide law enforcement officials with the most up-to-date weaponry and forensic equipment.
(d) He used public revenues to assure that the Chicago Public Schools System was fully funded and materials were easily made available.

3. What was the result to Richard Daley from the unusual circumstance of Clarence Wagner dropping out of the contest for Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Richard Daley was suspected of being corrupt and unworthy of trust for several years.
(b) Richard Daley became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.
(c) Daley was seen as an uncouth opportunist who took advantage of the misfortunes of his political opponenets.
(d) Daley was both feared and respected by the hard fighting politicians in Chicago.

4. What did Richard Daley receive when he finally became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) Control over his own political machine.
(b) Direct access to politicians from around the country.
(c) Police protection for him and his family.
(d) Access to funds from the National Democratic Party to use at his whims.

5. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?
(a) At least the next 48 years.
(b) 23 years as mayor.
(c) Sporadically over five decades.
(d) 53 years.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?

3. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?

4. What past time of Joe McDonough helped Richard Daley earn political status and why?

5. Where did the Introduction first appear?

(see the answer key)

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