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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What was one of Richard Daley's first achievements as mayor?
(a) He got federal funds to make Chicago streets part of the Interstate Highway system.
(b) He won additional funds for Chicago public schools.
(c) He sought and received increased tax revenue through the Republican Governor of Illinois.
(d) He established a new affordable bus service to enhance mass transit.

4. How did Richard Daley's day begin and end?
(a) With a kiss from his wife.
(b) With a police review of his enemies activities.
(c) With a ride in his limo.
(d) With a cup of cofee and a blintz.

5. What was the label that was given to those who had similar views to Richard Daley in the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) The Neophytes.
(b) New Democrats.
(c) The Liberals.
(d) Young Thugs.

6. In what year was Richard Daley born?
(a) 1934.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1923.

7. What is the topic for Chapter IV?
(a) Nepotism and Chicago politics.
(b) Operations of the Cook County Democratic Machine.
(c) Labor Unions and Chicago Politics.
(d) Organized Crime and Chicago Politics.

8. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?
(a) Wear safety helmets.
(b) Show courtesy to women and children.
(c) Stay in their own neighborhood with their own kind.
(d) Speak softly and carry a big stick.

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. What happened when Richard Daley ran for his second term?
(a) He chose to step aside and run for state senate.
(b) Corruption and segregation caused him to be narrowly defeated by Robert Merriam.
(c) He was overwhelmingly re-elected.
(d) The election ended in a draw and Daley ended up being selected by the Chicago City Council.

11. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?
(a) Harry S. Truman.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Adalai Stevenson.
(d) Lyndon Baines Johnson.

12. How many patronage jobs did Vito Marzullo have for his precinct?
(a) 400.
(b) 400 per zip code.
(c) 4000.
(d) 40.

13. What was Richard Daley's advice to city officials getting money on the sly?
(a) Find a lawyer.
(b) Cut me in.
(c) Don't get caught.
(d) Read him his rights.

14. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.
(b) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(c) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.
(d) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the lawyer who investigated the relationship between Daley and Marovitz?

2. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?

3. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?

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

5. What are patronage jobs?

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