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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Richard Daley do if an ex-convict applied for a patronage job?
(a) Ignore their presence on the list.
(b) Sent them a polite form letter telling them their quaifications will be considered.
(c) Checked to make sure that the police know where they are.
(d) Verified with their sponsor that they are now clean.

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

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

5. How were many of the precinct committee positions earned through the years?
(a) Through family connections or nepotism.
(b) Through winning public support for a cause or virtue.
(c) Through hard work or devotion.
(d) Through paying for favors or graft.

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

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

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

9. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?
(a) I don't care what you do as long as I don't catch you doing it.
(b) Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.
(c) Thou shalt not steal but though shalt not blow the whistle on anybody who does.
(d) Do as I say, not as I do.

10. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?
(a) He looked old and bald like a father.
(b) He liked sitting in a rocker during public meetings.
(c) He frequently attended weddings and gave away the bride.
(d) He was like many fathers who worked long hours and said what he meant.

11. Where did the Introduction first appear?
(a) New York Times.
(b) Chicago Sun-Times.
(c) Chicago Tribune.
(d) Chicago Herald.

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

13. What would ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?
(a) They would make additional money running a protection racket through the Chicago Police Department.
(b) They would give themselves the best patronage jobs.
(c) They would operate their own business that was given preferential treatment by the city government.
(d) They were given prime jobs running city departments.

14. What organizations gave Richard Daley his most loyal support?
(a) Public schools.
(b) Bowling leagues.
(c) Law enforcement agencies.
(d) Labor unions.

15. In what year did Richard Daley die?
(a) 1866.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1976.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the result of Richard Daley's hard work with the Democratic Central Committee?

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

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

4. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?

5. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?

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