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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?
(a) His ability to turn out votes helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.
(b) He was able to organize campaign ralleys that 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 knew how to use his office to raise funds.

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

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

4. What nickname did Richard Daley earn while national attention was focused on Chicago?
(a) "Dick the bruiser."
(b) "Daley the developer."
(c) "Dick the builder."
(d) "Richard the lionhearted."

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

6. 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.

7. Who was among the more famous ward committeemen from the South Side of Chicago?
(a) Abraham Marovitz.
(b) Al Capone.
(c) Adalai Stevenson.
(d) Vito Marzullo.

8. What was the reputation of the mayor who preceded Richard Daley?
(a) He was too stingy with patronage jobs.
(b) He was too easy on non-voting immigrants.
(c) He was too easy on Republicans.
(d) He was a weak token.

9. How did Richard Daley regard suggestions from Independent members of the City Council?
(a) He sent them to a subcomittee where they eventually die.
(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 would contemplete them carefully upon their merits.

10. 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 passed around photographs suggesting Daley's opponenet was having an illicit affair.
(c) It stole yard signs of Daley's opponent.
(d) It doctored documents that showed Daley's opponent stole public money for his business.

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

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

13. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?
(a) 53 years.
(b) 23 years as mayor.
(c) At least the next 48 years.
(d) Sporadically over five decades.

14. What were the qualifications that a ward committeeman had to prove to get appointed to the head of a city department?
(a) They had to have or be working toward a master's degree related to the position for which they were contending.
(b) They had to deliver huge number of votes for Democrat candidates.
(c) A clean criminal background and at lease five years experience in a related field.
(d) They had to have an attractive resume filled with achievements that could be verified.

15. Who did Richard Daley help to get nominated for the 1956 Democratic candidate for president?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) Harry Truman.
(c) Adalai Stevenson.
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Short Answer Questions

1. Royko reported that _______________ were most suspicious of Richard Daley.

2. Into what type of neighborhood was Richard Daley born?

3. What are two titles given to ward committeemen?

4. 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?

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

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