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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Richard Daley persist in calling Chicago O'Hare International Airport?
(a) O'Hara.
(b) The Airfield.
(c) Kennedy International.
(d) The Chicago Airstrip.

2. What made the Cook County Democratic Central Committee so powerful?
(a) It set Democratic Party policy in Chicago and Cook County.
(b) It was directed from Washington, D.C.
(c) It was led by Adalai Stevenson.
(d) It had direct links to Harry Truman.

3. Richard Daley became connected with a judge named Abraham Lincoln Marovitz. How did they meet?
(a) They met when Marovitz was a young prosecutor and Daley was a clerk in the City Council.
(b) They met at the wedding of Daley and his wife.
(c) They met when Marovitz was prosecuting one of Daley's gangster friends.
(d) They met when Daley took his only defense stand against Marovitz.

4. In earlier times how did ward committeemen win influence over immigrants?
(a) They dispatched henchmen to threaten them if they were not compliant.
(b) They helped them get the forms that helped to keep them in the country.
(c) They helped them find homes and jobs.
(d) They helped them fill out papers and figure out their taxes and licenses.

5. Who was the Republican candidate opposing Richard Daley in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?
(a) Dan Rostenkowski.
(b) Vito Marzullo.
(c) Alderman Robert Merriam.
(d) Martin Kennelly.

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

7. What major political event was guided by Richard Daley's leadership in 1956?
(a) Harry Truman held up a copy of the Chicago Tribune that announced, "Dewey Defeats Truman!"
(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) The Democratic National Convention.

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

9. Daley did not personally attack his opponent, but what was one of the things the Democratic Machine did during the election?
(a) It stole yard signs of Daley's opponent.
(b) It passed around photographs suggesting Daley's opponenet was having an illicit affair.
(c) It doctored documents that showed Daley's opponent stole public money for his business.
(d) It passed around Merriam's divorce papers in Catholic neighborhoods.

10. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Paul Douglas.
(b) Clarence Wager.
(c) Adlai Stevenson.
(d) Benjamin Adamowski.

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

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

13. 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 dating his future wife, Eleanor.
(b) He began working with a young politician named Adalai Stevenson.
(c) He started doing business with Joe Kennedy.
(d) He served as liaison between Al Capone and his syndicate while he was in prison.

14. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?
(a) That he was kind and honest.
(b) That he was a political brawler.
(c) That he presided over successful public works.
(d) That he was upright and consistent.

15. What were the qualifications that a ward committeeman had to prove to get appointed to the head of a city department?
(a) A clean criminal background and at lease five years experience in a related field.
(b) They had to have or be working toward a master's degree related to the position for which they were contending.
(c) They had to deliver huge number of votes for Democrat candidates.
(d) They had to have an attractive resume filled with achievements that could be verified.

Short Answer Questions

1. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?

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

3. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?

4. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?

5. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?

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