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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one of the issues that members of the Democratic Central Committee used to oppose Richard Daley during his campaign to become Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Richard Daley was too liberal and too connected to new Democrats.
(b) Richard Daley favored immigration control.
(c) Richard Daley wanted to crack down harder on crime.
(d) Richard Daley wanted to limit the influence of the Federal Government.

2. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?
(a) He used his negotiating skills to calm down competing gangs.
(b) He was nearly killed in a counter attack that took place on the street where he lived.
(c) He was rumoured to be a leader of one of the gangs involved in violence.
(d) The violence forced his family to move where he made contacts that shaped his career.

3. Richard Daley became connected with a judge named Abraham Lincoln Marovitz. How did they meet?
(a) They met at the wedding of Daley and his wife.
(b) They met when Marovitz was prosecuting one of Daley's gangster friends.
(c) They met when Marovitz was a young prosecutor and Daley was a clerk in the City Council.
(d) They met when Daley took his only defense stand against Marovitz.

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

5. 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?
(a) He served as liaison between Al Capone and his syndicate while he was in prison.
(b) He began working with a young politician named Adalai Stevenson.
(c) He started doing business with Joe Kennedy.
(d) He began dating his future wife, Eleanor.

6. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?
(a) Ethnicity.
(b) Proximity to Lake Michigan.
(c) Architecture.
(d) Political affiliations.

7. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?
(a) Public displays of immorality.
(b) His friends being caught in corruption.
(c) Republicans.
(d) Anti-war protestors.

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

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

10. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?
(a) During weekends when he did not work.
(b) During free time he had over the week before he gave his speech.
(c) On his way to the speech.
(d) Over dinners with his wife.

11. What were some of the other visible changes that Richard Daley made during his first year as mayor?
(a) He hired more cops and firemen, converted empty lots into city parks, and established a new bus system.
(b) He improved roads and streets, established a new bus system, and added an additional day to trash pick-up.
(c) He established a new bus system, converted empty lots into city parks, and added a day to trash pick-up.
(d) He hired more cops and firemen, and he improved roads and street lighting.

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

13. What supplemental role did the Chicago Police Department perform for Richard Daley?
(a) It acted as his spy division.
(b) It made itself available for security to the Democrat Party.
(c) It provided security for visiting dignitaries.
(d) It would accomany him to important public meetings.

14. What was one of Richard Daley's first achievements as mayor?
(a) He got federal funds to make Chicago streets part of the Interstate Highway system.
(b) He established a new affordable bus service to enhance mass transit.
(c) He sought and received increased tax revenue through the Republican Governor of Illinois.
(d) He won additional funds for Chicago public schools.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?

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

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

4. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?

5. What did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?

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