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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did Richard Daley die?
(a) 1866.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1976.
(d) 1986.

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

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

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

5. 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 get caught.
(d) Don't call us, we'll call you.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How often were Richard Daley's phones checked for bugs?

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

4. Daley did not personally attack his opponent, but what was one of the things the Democratic Machine did during the election?

5. When did Richard Daley prepare for speeches he gave to civic organizations?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Richard Daley present himself in his first campaign for Mayor of Chicago?

2. What were some of the things that police were involved in that made the Chicago Police Department corrupt?

3. Who was Abraham Lincoln Marovitz and how did he become acquainted with Richard Daley?

4. Why did Richard Daley have a daily meeting with the director of patronage and why was it important to his power?

5. Why, according to Mike Royko, were immigrants supportive of Richard Daley?

6. How were Chicago neighborhoods like small towns when Richard Daley was growing up?

7. Who was Richard Daley's first opponent in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election and what made him a good candidate against Daley?

8. What was the name of a club that Richard Daley belonged to and who did he meet in that club that taught him about Chicago politics?

9. What did Mike Royko believe will come of the memory of Richard Daley's reign as Mayor of Chicago?

10. What types of jobs did ward committeemen hold?

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