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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?
(a) He knew how to use his office to raise funds.
(b) His ability to turn out votes helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.
(c) He developed campaign ads that made people believe that Thomas Dewey was planning to desegregate Chicago.
(d) He was able to organize campaign ralleys that helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.

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

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

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

6. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?
(a) He ran as a skillful mediator who could handle conflicts.
(b) He ran as a fiscal conservative who would balance budgets.
(c) He ran as a law and order candidate devoted to fighting crime.
(d) He presented himself as a hard-working family man.

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

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

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

10. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?
(a) He needed the Party's help for his next election campaign.
(b) He wanted to check what the marching orders were from the Party regulars.
(c) He served as Democrat Party Chairman.
(d) He owed the party his political allegiance.

11. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?
(a) Daley was drafted to run for Mayor.
(b) He declared that he changed parties to Republican and ran with that party.
(c) He was fired by the committee and Daley appointed himself.
(d) He died in an auto accident days before the election and Daley appointed himself as candidate after the death.

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

13. 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.

14. In earlier times how did ward committeemen win influence over immigrants?
(a) They helped them fill out papers and figure out their taxes and licenses.
(b) They helped them get the forms that helped to keep them in the country.
(c) They dispatched henchmen to threaten them if they were not compliant.
(d) They helped them find homes and jobs.

15. What were some of the other visible changes that Richard Daley made during his first year as mayor?
(a) He established a new bus system, converted empty lots into city parks, and added a day to trash pick-up.
(b) He hired more cops and firemen, converted empty lots into city parks, and established a new bus system.
(c) He improved roads and streets, established a new bus system, and added an additional day to trash pick-up.
(d) He hired more cops and firemen, and he improved roads and street lighting.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?

2. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?

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

4. In what year did Richard Daley earn a position in the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?

5. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?

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