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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the campaign issues pressed by the Republican candidate in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?
(a) Inconsistent garbage removal and government waste.
(b) Equal rights and desegregation.
(c) Corruption in the Police Department and the Democratic Machine.
(d) School funding and violent crime.

2. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.
(b) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(c) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.
(d) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.

3. What public office traditionally rose through the Chicago Democratic political system?
(a) City Manager.
(b) U.S. Senator.
(c) Chief of Police.
(d) Judge.

4. Why did some members of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee believe that Richard Daley was not suited for the position of Chairman?
(a) He was too conservative.
(b) His professional background was considered to be to controversial.
(c) Some saw him as too liberal.
(d) He was thought to be indecisive.

5. Why did Richard Daley make the unusual move?
(a) He wanted to show everyone that the Democrat Machine was going to tighten its control over Chicago.
(b) He knew he would be spending long hours at work and wanted to cut down the time he was away from his family.
(c) A new chairman might do what he did--replace Daley with himself.
(d) Many people in the previous administration did not trust Daley and thought him paranoid.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year did Richard Daley die?

3. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?

4. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?

5. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?

(see the answer key)

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