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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 ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?
(a) They would operate their own business that was given preferential treatment by the city government.
(b) They would make additional money running a protection racket through the Chicago Police Department.
(c) They would give themselves the best patronage jobs.
(d) They were given prime jobs running city departments.

2. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?
(a) The Chief of Police.
(b) His secretary.
(c) The press.
(d) His chief of staff.

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

4. Where were the headquarters of the Chicago Democrat Party in relation to Richard Daley's office?
(a) Across the street.
(b) Near Comisky Park.
(c) In the public library.
(d) On the south side of Michigan Avenue.

5. How did Richard Daley regard suggestions from Independent members of the City Council?
(a) He would fly into a purple rage and publicly humilate those who proposed them.
(b) He would contemplete them carefully upon their merits.
(c) He sent them to a subcomittee where they eventually die.
(d) He would send his Chief of Staff to the council member to coerce his/her silence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the result to Richard Daley from the unusual circumstance of Clarence Wagner dropping out of the contest for Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?

2. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?

3. What was one of Richard Daley's first achievements as mayor?

4. What did Royko state disturbed Richard Daley?

5. What made the Cook County Democratic Central Committee so powerful?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was Richard Daley's first achievement as Mayor of Chicago in 1956?

4. Who was Vito Marzullo, for what was he famous, and what was his reward for his performance?

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

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

8. What was the "Battle of Michigan Avenue"?

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

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

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