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

2. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?
(a) Adalai Stevenson.
(b) Lyndon Baines Johnson.
(c) Harry S. Truman.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

3. What is the topic for Chapter II?
(a) Chicago models apartied.
(b) Chicago and organized crime.
(c) Richard Daley comes of age.
(d) Richard Daley's rough life.

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

5. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?
(a) They were bid upon by qualified candidates.
(b) Applications were taken and candidates went through a stringent interview process.
(c) They were distributed to ward committeemen who delivered the highest voter turnout.
(d) The mayor gave them to the precinct where he had the most friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the lawyer who investigated the relationship between Daley and Marovitz?

2. What was among the influences for which Vito Marzullo was well known?

3. What defined the geographic areas of Chicago?

4. Who was the president who appointed Abraham Marovitz and what year was it done?

5. In what year did Richard Daley die?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the result of the turmoil during the 1968 Democratic National Convention to Richard Daley's personal popularity?

2. What was Richard Daley's response when a commission ruled the Chicago Police Department was to treat African-Americans the same as whites?

3. Who was Richard Daley's opponent for the campaign for his fourth term as mayor and what were the issues the opponent raised during the campaign?

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

5. What effort was taken to prove that Chicago was rigidly segregated and what was the result?

6. 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?

7. What did Richard Daley's 1971 election victory mean for political observers around the country?

8. What was Richard Daley's strategy regarding dirty campaigning?

9. How did Richard Daley earn and keep the support of unions?

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

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