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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?
(a) Each neighborhood was able to earn federal funds to support racial minorities.
(b) Each neighborhood had a connection with organized crime and rum runners.
(c) Each neighborhood had industrial plants to employ local residents.
(d) Each neighborhood had a core of entreprenuers who created jobs.

2. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?
(a) Architecture.
(b) Ethnicity.
(c) Political affiliations.
(d) Proximity to Lake Michigan.

3. What was Richard Daley's family background?
(a) British gentry.
(b) Polish laborer.
(c) Irish Catholic.
(d) German farm stock.

4. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?
(a) He knew how to use his office to raise funds.
(b) He developed campaign ads that made people believe that Thomas Dewey was planning to desegregate Chicago.
(c) He was able to organize campaign ralleys that helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.
(d) His ability to turn out votes helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.

5. What was in the front and back of Richard Daley's house?
(a) Chicago police officers.
(b) Roman Catholic statuary.
(c) Fountains.
(d) A spacious lawn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are patronage jobs?

2. 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?

3. What happened to Richard Daley's chief opponent for Cook County Democratic Chairman shortly before the election?

4. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?

5. To what or whom did Royko compare Richard Daley's character?

(see the answer key)

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