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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?
(a) He would tell them, "Now that you are American it is you civic duty to vote."
(b) He would tell them, "Voting helps you protect the freedoms for which you left your homeland."
(c) He would tell them, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."
(d) He would tell them, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."

2. What was in the front and back of Richard Daley's house?
(a) Chicago police officers.
(b) A spacious lawn.
(c) Roman Catholic statuary.
(d) Fountains.

3. What were the campaign issues pressed by the Republican candidate in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?
(a) Equal rights and desegregation.
(b) Corruption in the Police Department and the Democratic Machine.
(c) Inconsistent garbage removal and government waste.
(d) School funding and violent crime.

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

5. What is the topic for Chapter II?
(a) Richard Daley's rough life.
(b) Chicago models apartied.
(c) Richard Daley comes of age.
(d) Chicago and organized crime.

6. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?
(a) Begin new construction and present tangible proof to the voters that he is wasting no time in improving the city.
(b) Show the parents of school children that he wanted to improve education.
(c) Show the voters who could not afford a car that he would help them get to work.
(d) Show decision makers in Washington that he could support their plans.

7. What did Richard Daley provide these organizations to maintain their support?
(a) He influenced bowling alleys throughout Chicago to provide free league nights.
(b) He paid at the top of the scale in union wages and provided an unending stream of massive public works projects requiring union workers.
(c) He worked to get government grants to provide law enforcement officials with the most up-to-date weaponry and forensic equipment.
(d) He used public revenues to assure that the Chicago Public Schools System was fully funded and materials were easily made available.

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

9. 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.

10. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?
(a) Loud, profane, immoral and angry.
(b) Simple, quiet, humble and kind.
(c) Hot-tempered, simple, devious and powerful.
(d) Studious, resolved, calm and patient.

11. What was among the influences for which Vito Marzullo was well known?
(a) "Voting the graveyard."
(b) Selecting judges.
(c) Eliminated political enemies.
(d) Finding new political talent.

12. What skills did Richard Daley learn in the Christian Brothers technical school?
(a) Welding a pipefitting for plumbers.
(b) Smelting and extruding for iron workers.
(c) Typing and shorthand for a secretarial position.
(d) Jabbing and dodging for boxers.

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

14. What public office traditionally rose through the Chicago Democratic political system?
(a) Judge.
(b) City Manager.
(c) U.S. Senator.
(d) Chief of Police.

15. 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) They were accustomed to czars, kings, and emperors using power like a club.
(d) He abused power for their benefit.

Short Answer Questions

1. Richard Daley became connected with a judge named Abraham Lincoln Marovitz. How did they meet?

2. What are patronage jobs?

3. What did Richard Daley persist in calling Chicago O'Hare International Airport?

4. What organizations gave Richard Daley his most loyal support?

5. What was the result to Richard Daley from the unusual circumstance of Clarence Wagner dropping out of the contest for Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?

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