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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 present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?
(a) He ran as a fiscal conservative who would balance budgets.
(b) He ran as a law and order candidate devoted to fighting crime.
(c) He ran as a skillful mediator who could handle conflicts.
(d) He presented himself as a hard-working family man.

2. What talent of Richard Daley's earned him praise from Democrats around the country?
(a) His ability to deliver stirring speeches.
(b) His ability to turn out votes.
(c) His knack for organizing meetings.
(d) His ability to smear Republican opponents.

3. How were the various Chicago neighborhoods sustained economically?
(a) Each neighborhood had a connection with organized crime and rum runners.
(b) Each neighborhood had industrial plants to employ local residents.
(c) Each neighborhood was able to earn federal funds to support racial minorities.
(d) Each neighborhood had a core of entreprenuers who created jobs.

4. What did Richard Daley provide these organizations to maintain their support?
(a) He worked to get government grants to provide law enforcement officials with the most up-to-date weaponry and forensic equipment.
(b) He influenced bowling alleys throughout Chicago to provide free league nights.
(c) He paid at the top of the scale in union wages and provided an unending stream of massive public works projects requiring union workers.
(d) He used public revenues to assure that the Chicago Public Schools System was fully funded and materials were easily made available.

5. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?
(a) Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.
(b) Don't get caught.
(c) Keep a stiff upper lip.
(d) Don't call us, we'll call you.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?

2. What did Richard Daley do if an ex-convict applied for a patronage job?

3. How were patronage jobs issued in Chicago?

4. How did Richard Daley's talent affect the 1948 election?

5. What did Royko describe as Richard Daley's character traits?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the school that Richard Daley attended after high school and what sort of skills did that school teach?

2. What were the three types of party officials in a precinct for the Cook County Democratic Party and what did they expect from their efforts?

3. What effort was taken to prove that Chicago was rigidly segregated and what was the result?

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

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

6. How did Richard Daley become a candidate for Mayor of Chicago?

7. 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?

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

9. How did Richard Daley decide whose complaints will get satisfactory treatment?

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

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