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

2. What was Richard Daley's unusual moral code?
(a) Do as I say, not as I do.
(b) Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.
(c) I don't care what you do as long as I don't catch you doing it.
(d) Thou shalt not steal but though shalt not blow the whistle on anybody who does.

3. What was the profession of Mike Royko, author of "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago"?
(a) First baseman for the Chicago Cubs.
(b) Author and newspaper columnist with three Chicago newspapers.
(c) Author and television commentator with several Chicago television stations.
(d) Author and city official in Chicago.

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

5. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?
(a) He would ignore it had let it take its course.
(b) He'd sit in the middle of it all and and look as happy as a kid at a birthday party.
(c) He would call a truce and negotiate between the warring factions.
(d) He would take sides and use his power to crush his opponents.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?

3. What was the result of Richard Daley's hard work with the Democratic Central Committee?

4. What is the topic of Chapter I?

5. To whom was Richard Daley most loyal according to Royko?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who was Abraham Lincoln Marovitz and how did he become acquainted with Richard Daley?

6. How did Richard Daley earn and keep the support of unions?

7. Who was Mike Royko and what was his interest in Richard Daley?

8. What were some of the events that happened over the years along the route Richard Daley took to work?

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

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

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