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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the president who appointed Abraham Marovitz and what year was it done?
(a) Harry S. Truman, 1952.
(b) John F. Kennedy, 1963.
(c) John F. Kennedy, 1961.
(d) Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1967.

2. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.
(b) He attended DePaul Law School.
(c) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.
(d) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.

3. What would Richard Daley do if he discovered one of his married, Catholic appointees was having an affair?
(a) He would encourge him to get marriage counceling.
(b) He would see to it that his public service career in Chicago came to an end.
(c) He would get pictures of the officials indiscretions and use them to coerce his cooperation.
(d) He would ignore it if he was a popular official.

4. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?
(a) Martin Kennelly.
(b) Dan Rostenkowski.
(c) Vito Marzullo.
(d) Robert Merriam.

5. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?
(a) He rented a room to Daley so he could get to work on time.
(b) He introduced Daley to his wife.
(c) He taught Daley the ins and outs of Chicago's political machine.
(d) He chose Daley as his Chief of Staff.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?

3. What was one of Richard Daley's first achievements as mayor?

4. What was among the promises that Daley made during the campaign?

5. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?

(see the answer key)

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