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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Richard Daley appoint to take care of the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) Orlando Wilson, the nation's brilliant and foremost law enforcement expert and corrupt-free head of the University of California's criminology department.
(b) Adalai Stevenson, who had a highly regarded reputation for integrity in Illinois.
(c) Jesse Jackson, who had been working very closely with Martin Luther King on civil rights issues.
(d) William Kunstler, a lawyer who was a persistent critic of Chicago city government.

2. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?
(a) He ran as a law and order candidate devoted to fighting crime.
(b) He ran as a skillful mediator who could handle conflicts.
(c) He presented himself as a hard-working family man.
(d) He ran as a fiscal conservative who would balance budgets.

3. What happened to honest officials in the department that became troublesome for Richard Daley?
(a) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.
(b) Code enforcement personnel with the responsibility to provide housing access were beaten up and taken to the outskirts of Chicago.
(c) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(d) 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.

4. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Judge Abraham Marovitz who was debarred.
(b) Police Chief Orlando Wilson, who retired.
(c) Dan Rostenkowski who moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as congressman.
(d) Ward Committeeman Vito Marzullo who passed away.

5. What major political event was guided by Richard Daley's leadership in 1956?
(a) Vice President Richard Nixon's "Kitchen Debate" with Nikita Nikita Khrushchev.
(b) President Dwight D. Eisenhower's announcement that he was running for re-election.
(c) Harry Truman held up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that announced, "Dewey Defeats Truman!"
(d) The Democratic National Convention.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Richard Daley when he became a precinct captain for a South Side ward?

2. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?

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

4. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?

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

(see the answer key)

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