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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. If Chicagoans were disagreeable when they raised complaints to the city, how did Richard Daley regard their complaint?
(a) He would see to it that their situation got worse than when they registered their complaint.
(b) He would take extra care to see their complaint was answered.
(c) He tried not to get involved as the situation could become politically challenging.
(d) He would send the complaint to the appropriate committee.

3. What were the campaign issues pressed by the Republican candidate in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?
(a) Corruption in the Police Department and the Democratic Machine.
(b) School funding and violent crime.
(c) Equal rights and desegregation.
(d) Inconsistent garbage removal and government waste.

4. What are patronage jobs?
(a) Service jobs that the government must provide.
(b) Public jobs that are issued through political connections.
(c) The name for jobs that have no other definition.
(d) Make-work jobs that have no real function.

5. In Chicago City Hall, Richard Daley was known by all of the following except:
(a) Duh Mare.
(b) The Big Guy.
(c) The Man on the Fifth.
(d) Hizzoner.

6. What was the result of Richard Daley's hard work with the Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Crime was reduced dramatically.
(b) Street repairs for Chicago received sufficient funding.
(c) Chicago became the model of political efficiency.
(d) Influence of Republicans was almost eliminated.

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

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

9. To whom was Richard Daley most loyal according to Royko?
(a) Former teachers, businessmen, mothers and veterans.
(b) Family, neighbors, old buddies, the corner grocer.
(c) Croney's, lobbyists, politicians and presidents.
(d) Athletes, celebrities, the wealthy and oil sheiks.

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

11. What was among the promises that Daley made during the campaign?
(a) He promised the sun will shine on all neighborhoods of Chicago, not just State Street.
(b) He promised that crime would be ended in Chicago.
(c) He promised a chicken in every pot.
(d) He promised jobs for everyone who wanted one.

12. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?
(a) He would take sides and use his power to crush his opponents.
(b) He would call a truce and negotiate between the warring factions.
(c) He would ignore it had let it take its course.
(d) He'd sit in the middle of it all and and look as happy as a kid at a birthday party.

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

14. What did Richard Daley persist in calling Chicago O'Hare International Airport?
(a) Kennedy International.
(b) The Chicago Airstrip.
(c) O'Hara.
(d) The Airfield.

15. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?
(a) His chief of staff.
(b) The Chief of Police.
(c) The press.
(d) His secretary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?

2. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?

3. What major political event was guided by Richard Daley's leadership in 1956?

4. What did Richard Daley receive when he finally became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party?

5. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?

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