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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where were the headquarters of the Chicago Democrat Party in relation to Richard Daley's office?
(a) Near Comisky Park.
(b) Across the street.
(c) On the south side of Michigan Avenue.
(d) In the public library.

2. What happened to honest officials in the department that became troublesome for Richard Daley?
(a) Code enforcement and real estate agents who tried to blow the whistle had false information on their finances published and were chased out of their departments or businesses.
(b) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(c) Code enforcement personnel with the responsibility to provide housing access were beaten up and taken to the outskirts of Chicago.
(d) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.

3. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) He sequestered himself in his home out of shame.
(b) He began drinking heavily.
(c) He made public attacks against people investigating the charges.
(d) He stonewalled all investigations.

4. What were some of the other visible changes that Richard Daley made during his first year as mayor?
(a) He established a new bus system, converted empty lots into city parks, and added a day to trash pick-up.
(b) He improved roads and streets, established a new bus system, and added an additional day to trash pick-up.
(c) He hired more cops and firemen, converted empty lots into city parks, and established a new bus system.
(d) He hired more cops and firemen, and he improved roads and street lighting.

5. How did Richard Daley address the corruption within the city government?
(a) He hired a P.R. firm to put a positive spin on the controversies.
(b) He personally took charge and fired or incarcerated offenders.
(c) He tried to blow the bad news off the front pages with big, circus-like events.
(d) He had meetings with corrupt officials and reminded them of his basic creed, "Don't get caught."

Short Answer Questions

1. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?

2. What were the qualifications that a ward committeeman had to prove to get appointed to the head of a city department?

3. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?

4. Richard Daley had a role in getting Abraham Marovitz appointed to what position?

5. How did most Chicagoans consider the corruption within the department?

(see the answer key)

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