Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What skills did Richard Daley learn in the Christian Brothers technical school?
(a) Jabbing and dodging for boxers.
(b) Smelting and extruding for iron workers.
(c) Typing and shorthand for a secretarial position.
(d) Welding a pipefitting for plumbers.
2. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(b) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.
(c) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.
(d) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.
3. Where were the headquarters of the Chicago Democrat Party in relation to Richard Daley's office?
(a) Near Comisky Park.
(b) On the south side of Michigan Avenue.
(c) Across the street.
(d) In the public library.
4. 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 tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.
(b) He attended DePaul Law School.
(c) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.
(d) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
5. What was among the influences for which Vito Marzullo was well known?
(a) "Voting the graveyard."
(b) Eliminated political enemies.
(c) Finding new political talent.
(d) Selecting judges.
6. In earlier times how did ward committeemen win influence over immigrants?
(a) They helped them find homes and jobs.
(b) They helped them fill out papers and figure out their taxes and licenses.
(c) They dispatched henchmen to threaten them if they were not compliant.
(d) They helped them get the forms that helped to keep them in the country.
7. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?
(b) Political affiliations.
(d) Proximity to Lake Michigan.
8. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?
(a) He liked sitting in a rocker during public meetings.
(b) He was like many fathers who worked long hours and said what he meant.
(c) He frequently attended weddings and gave away the bride.
(d) He looked old and bald like a father.
9. What past time of Joe McDonough helped Richard Daley earn political status and why?
(a) McDonough enjoyed deep sea diving and left the office frequently to Daley's care.
(b) McDonough was a widely reputed alcoholic so Daley's departure was considered wise.
(c) McDonough spent much time at race tracks allowing Daley fill the responsibilities of McDonough's office.
(d) McDonough was a philanderer so Daley began to sow the seeds of McDonugh's humiliation.
10. Who did Richard Daley help to get nominated for the 1956 Democratic candidate for president?
(a) Harry Truman.
(b) Adalai Stevenson.
(c) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(d) John F. Kennedy.
11. What was the first unusual decision that Richard Daley made after he was elected mayor?
(a) He moved to a home next door to City Hall.
(b) He had the door removed from his office to represent he would have an open administration.
(c) He moved the mayor's office to the Chicago Democrat headquarters.
(d) He maintained the chairmanship of the party while serving as mayor.
12. Why did Royko suggest that immigrants were tolerant of Richard Daley's abuses of power?
(a) He abused power for their benefit.
(b) They were accustomed to czars, kings, and emperors using power like a club.
(c) They would get their kick-back.
(d) They knew if they were patient they would get theirs.
13. What is the topic for Chapter IV?
(a) Labor Unions and Chicago Politics.
(b) Operations of the Cook County Democratic Machine.
(c) Organized Crime and Chicago Politics.
(d) Nepotism and Chicago politics.
14. What organizations gave Richard Daley his most loyal support?
(a) Public schools.
(b) Law enforcement agencies.
(c) Labor unions.
(d) Bowling leagues.
15. What supplemental role did the Chicago Police Department perform for Richard Daley?
(a) It provided security for visiting dignitaries.
(b) It would accomany him to important public meetings.
(c) It acted as his spy division.
(d) It made itself available for security to the Democrat Party.
Short Answer Questions
1. What public office traditionally rose through the Chicago Democratic political system?
2. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?
3. What are patronage jobs?
4. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?
5. What was the result of Richard Daley's hard work with the Democratic Central Committee?
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