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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the topic of Chapter I?
(a) Richard Daley's political growth.
(b) Chicago's transformation under Richard Daley's rule.
(c) Richard Daley's boyhood home.
(d) Richard Daley's daily routine.

4. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?
(a) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.
(b) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.
(c) The two split and Daley continued to pursue his career in City Hall.
(d) Daley was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.

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

6. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He attended DePaul Law School.
(b) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(c) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.
(d) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.

7. How often were Richard Daley's phones checked for bugs?
(a) Daily.
(b) Twice a day.
(c) Twice a week.
(d) Weekly.

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

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

10. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?
(a) During free time he had over the week before he gave his speech.
(b) Over dinners with his wife.
(c) On his way to the speech.
(d) During weekends when he did not work.

11. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?
(a) First baseman for the Chicago Cubs.
(b) Author and television commentator with several Chicago television stations.
(c) Author and city official in Chicago.
(d) Author and newspaper columnist with three Chicago newspapers.

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

13. Why did some members of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee believe that Richard Daley was not suited for the position of Chairman?
(a) His professional background was considered to be to controversial.
(b) Some saw him as too liberal.
(c) He was too conservative.
(d) He was thought to be indecisive.

14. What did Richard Daley leave behind after his death?
(a) A wife and three sons.
(b) A modest home on the southside of Chicago.
(c) A "gouging, grabbing, tripping" fight for his power.
(d) Huge public deficits that are still being paid off.

15. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?
(a) He would call a truce and negotiate between the warring factions.
(b) He would take sides and use his power to crush his opponents.
(c) He would ignore it had let it take its course.
(d) He'd sit in the middle of it all and and look as happy as a kid at a birthday party.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the reputation of the mayor who preceded Richard Daley?

3. What would Richard Daley do if he discovered one of his married, Catholic appointees was having an affair?

4. What nickname did Richard Daley earn while national attention was focused on Chicago?

5. What public office traditionally rose through the Chicago Democratic political system?

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