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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?
(a) Hot-tempered, simple, devious and powerful.
(b) Simple, quiet, humble and kind.
(c) Loud, profane, immoral and angry.
(d) Studious, resolved, calm and patient.

3. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?
(a) At least the next 48 years.
(b) 53 years.
(c) 23 years as mayor.
(d) Sporadically over five decades.

4. What did Martin Luther King do when Mayor Daley's actions did not satisfactorily address the problems of segregation?
(a) Dr. King began staging protest marches in white neighborhoods.
(b) Dr. King was arrested by Chicago police on a voter fraud charge.
(c) Dr. King left for Memphis, Tennessee where he was assassinated.
(d) Dr. King went to Washington, D.C. and delivered his "I have a dream" speech.

5. To what or whom did Royko compare Richard Daley's character?
(a) A kindly father figure.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) George Washington.
(d) The City of Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?

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

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

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

5. What was one of the issues that members of the Democratic Central Committee used to oppose Richard Daley during his campaign to become Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?

(see the answer key)

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