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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Richard Daley help to get nominated for the 1956 Democratic candidate for president?
(a) Adalai Stevenson.
(b) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(c) Harry Truman.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

2. Royko reported that ___________ were not upset with Richard Daley's abuses of power.
(a) Presidents.
(b) Republicans.
(c) Chicagoans.
(d) Democrats.

3. What kind of speaking style did Daley have?
(a) Coarse, blunt, and direct.
(b) Rapid, pointed, and evasive.
(c) Smooth, soothing, and inspiring.
(d) Amusing, friendly, and relaxing.

4. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?
(a) Anti-war protestors.
(b) His friends being caught in corruption.
(c) Republicans.
(d) Public displays of immorality.

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

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

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

8. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?
(a) 23 years as mayor.
(b) At least the next 48 years.
(c) Sporadically over five decades.
(d) 53 years.

9. Where did the Introduction first appear?
(a) New York Times.
(b) Chicago Sun-Times.
(c) Chicago Tribune.
(d) Chicago Herald.

10. In what year did Richard Daley die?
(a) 1976.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1866.

11. How were many of the precinct committee positions earned through the years?
(a) Through winning public support for a cause or virtue.
(b) Through family connections or nepotism.
(c) Through hard work or devotion.
(d) Through paying for favors or graft.

12. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?
(a) Keep a stiff upper lip.
(b) Don't get caught.
(c) Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.
(d) Don't call us, we'll call you.

13. What was the reputation of the mayor who preceded Richard Daley?
(a) He was too stingy with patronage jobs.
(b) He was too easy on non-voting immigrants.
(c) He was too easy on Republicans.
(d) He was a weak token.

14. Why did Royko suggest that immigrants were tolerant of Richard Daley's abuses of power?
(a) They would get their kick-back.
(b) They knew if they were patient they would get theirs.
(c) He abused power for their benefit.
(d) They were accustomed to czars, kings, and emperors using power like a club.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?

2. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?

3. What was among the promises that Daley made during the campaign?

4. Who was the Republican candidate opposing Richard Daley in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?

5. What was one of Richard Daley's first achievements as mayor?

(see the answer keys)

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