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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. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1953.
(d) 1948.

2. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?
(a) He declared that he changed parties to Republican and ran with that party.
(b) He died in an auto accident days before the election and Daley appointed himself as candidate after the death.
(c) Daley was drafted to run for Mayor.
(d) He was fired by the committee and Daley appointed himself.

3. How did Richard Daley's day begin and end?
(a) With a cup of cofee and a blintz.
(b) With a kiss from his wife.
(c) With a ride in his limo.
(d) With a police review of his enemies activities.

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

5. What did Richard Daley persist in calling Chicago O'Hare International Airport?
(a) O'Hara.
(b) Kennedy International.
(c) The Airfield.
(d) The Chicago Airstrip.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?

2. What would ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?

3. What was the reputation of the mayor who preceded Richard Daley?

4. According to Royko, What will be the most-remembered political legacy of Richard Daley?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Who won the 1960 presidential election and what was Richard Daley's role in the victory?

9. What did Richard Daley become to many immigrants according to Mike Royko?

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

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