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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?
(a) The two split and Daley continued to pursue his career in City Hall.
(b) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.
(c) Daley was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.
(d) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.

2. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) 1948.
(b) 1953.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1955.

3. What was among the promises that Daley made during the campaign?
(a) He promised that crime would be ended in Chicago.
(b) He promised a chicken in every pot.
(c) He promised the sun will shine on all neighborhoods of Chicago, not just State Street.
(d) He promised jobs for everyone who wanted one.

4. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?
(a) He knew how to use his office to raise funds.
(b) He developed campaign ads that made people believe that Thomas Dewey was planning to desegregate Chicago.
(c) His ability to turn out votes helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.
(d) He was able to organize campaign ralleys that helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.

5. What was Richard Daley's family background?
(a) British gentry.
(b) Polish laborer.
(c) German farm stock.
(d) Irish Catholic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?

2. What were some of the other visible changes that Richard Daley made during his first year as mayor?

3. What happened to Richard Daley's chief opponent for Cook County Democratic Chairman shortly before the election?

4. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?

5. How were many of the precinct committee positions earned through the years?

(see the answer key)

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