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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What was the result to Richard Daley from the unusual circumstance of Clarence Wagner dropping out of the contest for Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Richard Daley became Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.
(b) Richard Daley was suspected of being corrupt and unworthy of trust for several years.
(c) Daley was both feared and respected by the hard fighting politicians in Chicago.
(d) Daley was seen as an uncouth opportunist who took advantage of the misfortunes of his political opponenets.

4. Why did Richard Daley visit the Democrat Party headquarters after city council meetings?
(a) He wanted to check what the marching orders were from the Party regulars.
(b) He served as Democrat Party Chairman.
(c) He needed the Party's help for his next election campaign.
(d) He owed the party his political allegiance.

5. Why did Royko consider Richard Daley to be a believable father figure to Chicagoans?
(a) He looked old and bald like a father.
(b) He was like many fathers who worked long hours and said what he meant.
(c) He frequently attended weddings and gave away the bride.
(d) He liked sitting in a rocker during public meetings.

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

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

8. 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 favored immigration control.
(b) Richard Daley was too liberal and too connected to new Democrats.
(c) Richard Daley wanted to crack down harder on crime.
(d) Richard Daley wanted to limit the influence of the Federal Government.

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

10. Richard Daley had a role in getting Abraham Marovitz appointed to what position?
(a) The State Department.
(b) The Department of Defense.
(c) The U.S. Federal District Court.
(d) The Supreme Court.

11. 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) "Pretty Boy" Floyd.
(d) Al Capone.

12. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?
(a) He was able to organize campaign ralleys that helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.
(b) He knew how to use his office to raise funds.
(c) He developed campaign ads that made people believe that Thomas Dewey was planning to desegregate Chicago.
(d) His ability to turn out votes helped Harry Truman win the presidential election.

13. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?
(a) He would take sides and use his power to crush his opponents.
(b) He'd sit in the middle of it all and and look as happy as a kid at a birthday party.
(c) He would ignore it had let it take its course.
(d) He would call a truce and negotiate between the warring factions.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?

2. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?

3. What was Richard Daley's advice to city officials getting money on the sly?

4. Who was among the more famous ward committeemen from the South Side of Chicago?

5. If Chicagoans were disagreeable when they raised complaints to the city, how did Richard Daley regard their complaint?

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