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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.
(b) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(c) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.
(d) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.

2. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) Chicagoans became ashamed of Daley's rough treatment and began abandoning his leadership.
(b) His popularity grew as he was seen as opposing influences considered to be threats to the middle class.
(c) The events around the 1968 convention had no lasting influence as Americans soon focused on the presidential campaign.
(d) He became a negative influence to Democrats seeking high political office.

3. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) He did not consider any of the threats to be serious and ignored them.
(b) He became a mediator between the various interest groups and the Democratic National Committee.
(c) He began conferring with President Johnson for advice on how to handle the situation.
(d) He planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.

4. How did certain politicians consider Richard Daley's influence in 1971?
(a) Since he faced no competition he was not considered a serious political influence.
(b) The bizarre events preceeding the 1971 elections added to his history of harsh treatment of his opponenets.
(c) National politicians still considered him someone who could produce votes.
(d) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.

5. What are patronage jobs?
(a) The name for jobs that have no other definition.
(b) Public jobs that are issued through political connections.
(c) Service jobs that the government must provide.
(d) Make-work jobs that have no real function.

Short Answer Questions

1. What police action against a public gathering became a precursor to the Democratic National Convention?

2. Richard Daley and who else knew how many patronage jobs existed?

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

4. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?

5. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?

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