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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Daley did not personally attack his opponent, but what was one of the things the Democratic Machine did during the election?
(a) It doctored documents that showed Daley's opponent stole public money for his business.
(b) It passed around photographs suggesting Daley's opponenet was having an illicit affair.
(c) It passed around Merriam's divorce papers in Catholic neighborhoods.
(d) It stole yard signs of Daley's opponent.

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

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

4. What did Richard Daley receive when he finally became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) Direct access to politicians from around the country.
(b) Access to funds from the National Democratic Party to use at his whims.
(c) Control over his own political machine.
(d) Police protection for him and his family.

5. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?
(a) A local coffee shop for a doughnut.
(b) A convenience store for a newspaper and a cup of coffee.
(c) St. Peter's for Daily Mass.
(d) Chicago City Hall.

6. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?
(a) He ran as a law and order candidate devoted to fighting crime.
(b) He presented himself as a hard-working family man.
(c) He ran as a skillful mediator who could handle conflicts.
(d) He ran as a fiscal conservative who would balance budgets.

7. If Chicagoans were disagreeable when they raised complaints to the city, how did Richard Daley regard their complaint?
(a) He would send the complaint to the appropriate committee.
(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 see to it that their situation got worse than when they registered their complaint.

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

9. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?
(a) That he presided over successful public works.
(b) That he was a political brawler.
(c) That he was kind and honest.
(d) That he was upright and consistent.

10. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?
(a) He would tell them, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."
(b) He would tell them, "Now that you are American it is you civic duty to vote."
(c) He would tell them, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."
(d) He would tell them, "Voting helps you protect the freedoms for which you left your homeland."

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

12. 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 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.
(d) He took personal risk in supporting Adalai Stevenson's nomination for a second run against President Eisenhower.

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

14. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?
(a) Author and city official in Chicago.
(b) First baseman for the Chicago Cubs.
(c) Author and television commentator with several Chicago television stations.
(d) Author and newspaper columnist with three Chicago newspapers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Richard Daley's family background?

2. What is the topic of Chapter I?

3. What was the name of the lawyer who investigated the relationship between Daley and Marovitz?

4. What happened to Richard Daley's chief opponent for Cook County Democratic Chairman shortly before the election?

5. What was among the influences for which Vito Marzullo was well known?

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