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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what or whom did Royko compare Richard Daley's character?
(a) George Washington.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) A kindly father figure.
(d) The City of Chicago.

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

3. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Adlai Stevenson.
(b) Benjamin Adamowski.
(c) Clarence Wager.
(d) Paul Douglas.

4. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?
(a) Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.
(b) Thou shalt not steal but though shalt not blow the whistle on anybody who does.
(c) Do as I say, not as I do.
(d) I don't care what you do as long as I don't catch you doing it.

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

6. 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 won additional funds for Chicago public schools.
(d) He sought and received increased tax revenue through the Republican Governor of Illinois.

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

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

9. Why did some members of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee believe that Richard Daley was not suited for the position of Chairman?
(a) He was thought to be indecisive.
(b) His professional background was considered to be to controversial.
(c) He was too conservative.
(d) Some saw him as too liberal.

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

11. What did Richard Daley provide these organizations to maintain their support?
(a) He worked to get government grants to provide law enforcement officials with the most up-to-date weaponry and forensic equipment.
(b) He used public revenues to assure that the Chicago Public Schools System was fully funded and materials were easily made available.
(c) He influenced bowling alleys throughout Chicago to provide free league nights.
(d) He paid at the top of the scale in union wages and provided an unending stream of massive public works projects requiring union workers.

12. What was Richard Daley's family background?
(a) British gentry.
(b) German farm stock.
(c) Irish Catholic.
(d) Polish laborer.

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

14. 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 get pictures of the officials indiscretions and use them to coerce his cooperation.
(c) He would ignore it if he was a popular official.
(d) He would encourge him to get marriage counceling.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Richard Daley had a role in getting Abraham Marovitz appointed to what position?

2. In Chicago City Hall, Richard Daley was known by all of the following except:

3. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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