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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?
(a) His ability to see and negotiate his way through conflict.
(b) His quiet and earnest work to help all voters get to the polls.
(c) His membership in a club named the Hamburgs that spawned a number of successful Chicago politicians.
(d) His unique skill as an orator to persuade even the most seasoned officeholder to take action.

2. What did the response of contenders for the 1972 Democrat Presidential Nomination signify to Richard Daley?
(a) His power was appreciated by Republicans.
(b) His power was limited to Chicago.
(c) His power had a regional influence.
(d) His power was alive and well.

3. What is the name of a famous criminal that Mayor Big Bill Thompson allowed to walk freely through the streets of Chicago?
(a) "Pretty Boy" Floyd.
(b) Al Capone.
(c) Bugs Moran.
(d) John Dillinger.

4. What was the result to Richard Daley from the unusual circumstance of Clarence Wagner dropping out of the contest for Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Daley was both feared and respected by the hard fighting politicians in Chicago.
(b) Daley was seen as an uncouth opportunist who took advantage of the misfortunes of his political opponenets.
(c) Richard Daley became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.
(d) Richard Daley was suspected of being corrupt and unworthy of trust for several years.

5. Who among the front runners for the 1972 Democrat presidential nomination called Richard Daley on his victory for his fifth term?
(a) According to The Minneapolis Star, "Hubert Humphrey."
(b) According to The Chicago Tribune, "Edmund Muskie."
(c) According to Daley, "All of them."
(d) According to the Washington Post, "Richard Nixon."

Short Answer Questions

1. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?

2. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?

3. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?

4. To whom was Richard Daley most loyal according to Royko?

5. How many protesters arrived in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

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