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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What major political event was guided by Richard Daley's leadership in 1956?
(a) Harry Truman held up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that announced, "Dewey Defeats Truman!"
(b) President Dwight D. Eisenhower's announcement that he was running for re-election.
(c) The Democratic National Convention.
(d) Vice President Richard Nixon's "Kitchen Debate" with Nikita Nikita Khrushchev.

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

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

4. What are two titles given to ward committeemen?
(a) "Our beloved leader" and "the clout."
(b) "The chosen one" and "the fair haired boy."
(c) "Our beloved leader", and "the boss."
(d) "The clout", and "Mr. Big."

5. How were many of the precinct committee positions earned through the years?
(a) Through winning public support for a cause or virtue.
(b) Through hard work or devotion.
(c) Through paying for favors or graft.
(d) Through family connections or nepotism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?

2. How did Richard Daley regard suggestions from Independent members of the City Council?

3. In earlier times how did ward committeemen win influence over immigrants?

4. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?

5. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?

(see the answer key)

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