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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What made the Cook County Democratic Central Committee so powerful?
(a) It set Democratic Party policy in Chicago and Cook County.
(b) It had direct links to Harry Truman.
(c) It was directed from Washington, D.C.
(d) It was led by Adalai Stevenson.

4. What would Richard Daley do if he discovered one of his married, Catholic appointees was having an affair?
(a) He would get pictures of the officials indiscretions and use them to coerce his cooperation.
(b) He would ignore it if he was a popular official.
(c) He would see to it that his public service career in Chicago came to an end.
(d) He would encourge him to get marriage counceling.

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

6. What was the name of the lawyer who investigated the relationship between Daley and Marovitz?
(a) William Kunstler.
(b) Johnny Cochran.
(c) F. Lee Baily.
(d) Thurgood Marshall.

7. 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) School funding and violent crime.
(d) Inconsistent garbage removal and government waste.

8. 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 dispatched henchmen to threaten them if they were not compliant.
(c) They helped them get the forms that helped to keep them in the country.
(d) They helped them find homes and jobs.

9. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?
(a) Keep a stiff upper lip.
(b) Don't call us, we'll call you.
(c) Don't get caught.
(d) Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.

10. What was the first unusual decision that Richard Daley made after he was elected mayor?
(a) He maintained the chairmanship of the party while serving as mayor.
(b) He moved the mayor's office to the Chicago Democrat headquarters.
(c) He had the door removed from his office to represent he would have an open administration.
(d) He moved to a home next door to City Hall.

11. What did Richard Daley leave behind after his death?
(a) A "gouging, grabbing, tripping" fight for his power.
(b) A wife and three sons.
(c) A modest home on the southside of Chicago.
(d) Huge public deficits that are still being paid off.

12. What talent of Richard Daley's earned him praise from Democrats around the country?
(a) His ability to turn out votes.
(b) His knack for organizing meetings.
(c) His ability to deliver stirring speeches.
(d) His ability to smear Republican opponents.

13. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?
(a) They were bid upon by qualified candidates.
(b) They were distributed to ward committeemen who delivered the highest voter turnout.
(c) Applications were taken and candidates went through a stringent interview process.
(d) The mayor gave them to the precinct where he had the most friends.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What personal relationship was Richard Daley maintaining that gave him the incentive to do well when he was working for Joe McDonough in the Cook County Treasurer's Office?

2. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?

3. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?

4. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?

5. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?

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