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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What role did Joe McDonough play in shaping Richard Daley's political career?
(a) He taught Daley the ins and outs of Chicago's political machine.
(b) He chose Daley as his Chief of Staff.
(c) He introduced Daley to his wife.
(d) He rented a room to Daley so he could get to work on time.

2. What is the name of a famous criminal that Mayor Big Bill Thompson allowed to walk freely through the streets of Chicago?
(a) Bugs Moran.
(b) John Dillinger.
(c) Al Capone.
(d) "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

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

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

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

6. 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 moved to a home next door to City Hall.
(d) He had the door removed from his office to represent he would have an open administration.

7. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?
(a) He was behind massive urban renewal developments in poor minority areas of Chicago.
(b) The country witnessed his tough political tactics first hand.
(c) He took personal risk in supporting Adalai Stevenson's nomination for a second run against President Eisenhower.
(d) He improved the downtown and lake front areas and upgraded O'Hare from a military airport to one of the nation's state of the art commercial airports.

8. How did Richard Daley's day begin and end?
(a) With a kiss from his wife.
(b) With a police review of his enemies activities.
(c) With a cup of cofee and a blintz.
(d) With a ride in his limo.

9. 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 died in an auto accident days before the election and Daley appointed himself as candidate after the death.
(c) He was fired by the committee and Daley appointed himself.
(d) He declared that he changed parties to Republican and ran with that party.

10. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.
(b) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.
(c) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(d) He attended DePaul Law School.

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

12. What happened when Richard Daley ran for his second term?
(a) He was overwhelmingly re-elected.
(b) He chose to step aside and run for state senate.
(c) The election ended in a draw and Daley ended up being selected by the Chicago City Council.
(d) Corruption and segregation caused him to be narrowly defeated by Robert Merriam.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of speaking style did Daley have?

2. What supplemental role did the Chicago Police Department perform for Richard Daley?

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

4. To what or whom did Royko compare Richard Daley's character?

5. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?

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