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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did Richard Daley earn a position in the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1968.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1954.

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

3. How long was Richard Daley on the city payroll?
(a) Sporadically over five decades.
(b) At least the next 48 years.
(c) 53 years.
(d) 23 years as mayor.

4. What would happen to ward committeemen if they did not deliver votes on election day?
(a) They lost their position with the Cook County Democratic Central Committee.
(b) The Democratic Party poured more campaign funds in his area for the next election.
(c) He would end up, "sleeping with the fishes."
(d) Their precinct lost funding for projects he requested.

5. In Chicago City Hall, Richard Daley was known by all of the following except:
(a) Duh Mare.
(b) The Man on the Fifth.
(c) Hizzoner.
(d) The Big Guy.

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

7. What was in the front and back of Richard Daley's house?
(a) Chicago police officers.
(b) A spacious lawn.
(c) Fountains.
(d) Roman Catholic statuary.

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

9. What was Richard Daley able to accomplish with the additional funding that the Republican Governor of Illinois granted to Chicago in 1956?
(a) Begin new construction and present tangible proof to the voters that he is wasting no time in improving the city.
(b) Show the voters who could not afford a car that he would help them get to work.
(c) Show decision makers in Washington that he could support their plans.
(d) Show the parents of school children that he wanted to improve education.

10. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?
(a) Daley was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.
(b) The two split and Daley continued to pursue his career in City Hall.
(c) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.
(d) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.

11. 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 rumoured to be a leader of one of the gangs involved in violence.
(c) The violence forced his family to move where he made contacts that shaped his career.
(d) He was nearly killed in a counter attack that took place on the street where he lived.

12. How many patronage jobs did Vito Marzullo have for his precinct?
(a) 400 per zip code.
(b) 4000.
(c) 400.
(d) 40.

13. Who was among the more famous ward committeemen from the South Side of Chicago?
(a) Vito Marzullo.
(b) Abraham Marovitz.
(c) Adalai Stevenson.
(d) Al Capone.

14. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?
(a) Studious, resolved, calm and patient.
(b) Loud, profane, immoral and angry.
(c) Simple, quiet, humble and kind.
(d) Hot-tempered, simple, devious and powerful.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?

2. What kind of speaking style did Daley have?

3. What did people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?

4. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?

5. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?

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