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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 people have to do to stay safe in Chicago while Richard Daley was growing up?
(a) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
(b) Show courtesy to women and children.
(c) Stay in their own neighborhood with their own kind.
(d) Wear safety helmets.

2. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?
(a) McDonough kept Daley in his office as an aide.
(b) Daley decided to set his own course and run for state senate.
(c) Daley was left in Chicago City Hall where he eventually became a rival to McDonough.
(d) The two split and Daley continued to pursue his career in City Hall.

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

4. In what year was Richard Daley born?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1902.

5. Into what type of neighborhood was Richard Daley born?
(a) Irish-Catholic on the South-side of Chicago.
(b) French-Catholic on the shores of Lake Michigan.
(c) Slavic-Orthodox on the Southest corner of Chicago.
(d) German-Lutheran on the Northwest corner of Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?

2. What happened to Richard Daley's chief opponent for Cook County Democratic Chairman shortly before the election?

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

4. What personal relationship was Richard Daley maintaining that gave him the incentive to do well when he was working for Joe McDonough in the Cook County Treasurer's Office?

5. In earlier times how did ward committeemen win influence over immigrants?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What types of jobs did ward committeemen hold?

5. What was a rumor the Democratic Machine spread about Alderman Robert Merriam to help Richard Daley's win the 1955 mayoral election?

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. Who did Richard Daley appoint to get corruption under control and what were his qualifications?

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