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

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

3. 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.

4. What did Richard Daley do if an ex-convict applied for a patronage job?
(a) Checked to make sure that the police know where they are.
(b) Sent them a polite form letter telling them their quaifications will be considered.
(c) Verified with their sponsor that they are now clean.
(d) Ignore their presence on the list.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the topic for Chapter II?

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

3. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?

4. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the most notable contribution Richard Daley made to the Cook County Democratic Central Committee and how was it shown?

2. What infamous Chicago event took place in 1919 the day after Richard Daley graduated from his post-high school training and why was it important to Daley's story?

3. What are two daily rituals that Richard Daley had on his trip to work?

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

5. What were the three types of party officials in a precinct for the Cook County Democratic Party and what did they expect from their efforts?

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

7. What was the event that set the stage for violent confrontations at the 1968 Democrat National Convention scheduled for Chicago?

8. What was Richard Daley's margin of victory in 1971 and what did it mean for his power over Chicago?

9. Who was Mike Royko and what was his interest in Richard Daley?

10. How did Richard Daley respond to rumors of an anti-war faction planning to cause trouble at the 1968 Democrat National Convention?

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