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

2. When was the Introduction written?
(a) While Daley was convalescing in the hospital.
(b) After an interview of Daley's widow.
(c) After Daley won his last election.
(d) One day after Richard Daley died.

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

4. Upon what has Richard Daley's quick rise in political influence been credited?
(a) His membership in a club named the Hamburgs that spawned a number of successful Chicago politicians.
(b) His quiet and earnest work to help all voters get to the polls.
(c) His unique skill as an orator to persuade even the most seasoned officeholder to take action.
(d) His ability to see and negotiate his way through conflict.

5. What was Richard Daley's advice to city officials getting money on the sly?
(a) Read him his rights.
(b) Cut me in.
(c) Don't get caught.
(d) Find a lawyer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What talent of Richard Daley's earned him praise from Democrats around the country?

2. Into what type of neighborhood was Richard Daley born?

3. What is the topic for Chapter IV?

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

5. Who was the Democrat official who became a rival to Daley in his climb to the chairmanship of the Democratic Central Committee?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who opposed Richard Daley's candidacy for Cook County Democratic Chairman, and how did Daley end up getting the position?

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

4. What was the Democratic Central Committee and how did Richard Daley become a part of it?

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

6. 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?

7. In earlier times how would a ward committeeman coerce immigrants to vote for Democrats?

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

9. Why did leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination of 1972 congratulate Richard Daley on his 1971 election victory?

10. What event caused violence to increase during protests against Chicago's segregation?

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