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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 did Richard Daley do through the evenings of the 1920's after he was finished with his day job with the City?
(a) He attended DePaul Law School.
(b) He wrote campaign speeches for Democrat dignitaries.
(c) He drove a truck delivering coal to factories.
(d) He tended bar for several illegal speakeasies.

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

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

4. Richard Daley became connected with a judge named Abraham Lincoln Marovitz. How did they meet?
(a) They met when Marovitz was prosecuting one of Daley's gangster friends.
(b) They met when Marovitz was a young prosecutor and Daley was a clerk in the City Council.
(c) They met when Daley took his only defense stand against Marovitz.
(d) They met at the wedding of Daley and his wife.

5. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?
(a) He would tell them, "Now that you are American it is you civic duty to vote."
(b) He would tell them, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."
(c) He would tell them, "Voting helps you protect the freedoms for which you left your homeland."
(d) He would tell them, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."

Short Answer Questions

1. What skills did Richard Daley learn in the Christian Brothers technical school?

2. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?

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

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

5. What was the first unusual decision that Richard Daley made after he was elected mayor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were Richard Daley's two contrasting moral positions that Mike Royko detailed in the Introduction?

2. What did Richard Daley's 1971 election margin mean for his future influence over Chicago?

3. What were three scandals that plagued the Chicago Police Department in 1959 and 1960?

4. How did Richard Daley become a candidate for his first election and for what party was he elected?

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

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

7. What was Richard Daley's strange moral code?

8. What did a grand jury report on Richard Daley's 68th birthday?

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

10. To what office was Richard Daley's mentor elected and how did his mentor's habit help his career?

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