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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 passed around Merriam's divorce papers in Catholic neighborhoods.
(d) It doctored documents that showed Daley's opponent stole public money for his business.

3. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?
(a) Each neighborhood had industrial plants to employ local residents.
(b) Each neighborhood had a connection with organized crime and rum runners.
(c) Each neighborhood was able to earn federal funds to support racial minorities.
(d) Each neighborhood had a core of entreprenuers who created jobs.

4. 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 ignore it had let it take its course.
(c) He would take sides and use his power to crush his opponents.
(d) He'd sit in the middle of it all and and look as happy as a kid at a birthday party.

5. To what or whom did Royko compare Richard Daley's character?
(a) George Washington.
(b) A kindly father figure.
(c) The City of Chicago.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

6. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?
(a) The country witnessed his tough political tactics first hand.
(b) He improved the downtown and lake front areas and upgraded O'Hare from a military airport to one of the nation's state of the art commercial airports.
(c) He took personal risk in supporting Adalai Stevenson's nomination for a second run against President Eisenhower.
(d) He was behind massive urban renewal developments in poor minority areas of Chicago.

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

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

9. Who was the president who appointed Abraham Marovitz and what year was it done?
(a) John F. Kennedy, 1961.
(b) Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1967.
(c) John F. Kennedy, 1963.
(d) Harry S. Truman, 1952.

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

11. How did Richard Daley regard suggestions from Independent members of the City Council?
(a) He would send his Chief of Staff to the council member to coerce his/her silence.
(b) He sent them to a subcomittee where they eventually die.
(c) He would contemplete them carefully upon their merits.
(d) He would fly into a purple rage and publicly humilate those who proposed them.

12. 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, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."
(c) He would tell them, "Voting helps you protect the freedoms for which you left your homeland."
(d) He would tell them, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Richard Daley born?

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

3. Where did the Introduction first appear?

4. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?

5. In earlier times how did ward committeemen win influence over immigrants?

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