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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) Richard Daley favored immigration control.
(b) Richard Daley wanted to limit the influence of the Federal Government.
(c) Richard Daley wanted to crack down harder on crime.
(d) Richard Daley was too liberal and too connected to new Democrats.

2. Richard Daley and who else knew how many patronage jobs existed?
(a) The Mayor of Chicago.
(b) The Governor of Illinois.
(c) The President of the United States.
(d) No one.

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

4. What personal relationship was Richard Daley maintaining that gave him the incentive to do well when he was working for Joe McDonough in the Cook County Treasurer's Office?
(a) He began working with a young politician named Adalai Stevenson.
(b) He served as liaison between Al Capone and his syndicate while he was in prison.
(c) He started doing business with Joe Kennedy.
(d) He began dating his future wife, Eleanor.

5. 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 was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.
(c) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.
(d) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.

6. How many patronage jobs did Vito Marzullo have for his precinct?
(a) 400.
(b) 4000.
(c) 40.
(d) 400 per zip code.

7. In what year was Richard Daley born?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1902.

8. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?
(a) Proximity to Lake Michigan.
(b) Ethnicity.
(c) Political affiliations.
(d) Architecture.

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

10. What was one of Richard Daley's first achievements as mayor?
(a) He sought and received increased tax revenue through the Republican Governor of Illinois.
(b) He established a new affordable bus service to enhance mass transit.
(c) He won additional funds for Chicago public schools.
(d) He got federal funds to make Chicago streets part of the Interstate Highway system.

11. What supplemental role did the Chicago Police Department perform for Richard Daley?
(a) It acted as his spy division.
(b) It provided security for visiting dignitaries.
(c) It would accomany him to important public meetings.
(d) It made itself available for security to the Democrat Party.

12. Richard Daley had a role in getting Abraham Marovitz appointed to what position?
(a) The Supreme Court.
(b) The Department of Defense.
(c) The U.S. Federal District Court.
(d) The State Department.

13. In what year did Richard Daley earn a position in the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1954.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1968.

14. What nickname did Richard Daley earn while national attention was focused on Chicago?
(a) "Dick the bruiser."
(b) "Daley the developer."
(c) "Dick the builder."
(d) "Richard the lionhearted."

15. Where were the headquarters of the Chicago Democrat Party in relation to Richard Daley's office?
(a) In the public library.
(b) On the south side of Michigan Avenue.
(c) Across the street.
(d) Near Comisky Park.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?

2. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?

3. Who was among the more famous ward committeemen from the South Side of Chicago?

4. What were the qualifications that a ward committeeman had to prove to get appointed to the head of a city department?

5. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?

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