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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. Who did Richard Daley usually see first when he arrived at his office?
(a) His chief of staff.
(b) His secretary.
(c) The press.
(d) The Chief of Police.

2. What public office traditionally rose through the Chicago Democratic political system?
(a) U.S. Senator.
(b) City Manager.
(c) Judge.
(d) Chief of Police.

3. What would ward committeemen do if they could not win election to an additional public office?
(a) They would operate their own business that was given preferential treatment by the city government.
(b) They would make additional money running a protection racket through the Chicago Police Department.
(c) They were given prime jobs running city departments.
(d) They would give themselves the best patronage jobs.

4. What past time of Joe McDonough helped Richard Daley earn political status and why?
(a) McDonough was a widely reputed alcoholic so Daley's departure was considered wise.
(b) McDonough was a philanderer so Daley began to sow the seeds of McDonugh's humiliation.
(c) McDonough spent much time at race tracks allowing Daley fill the responsibilities of McDonough's office.
(d) McDonough enjoyed deep sea diving and left the office frequently to Daley's care.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Richard Daley became connected with a judge named Abraham Lincoln Marovitz. How did they meet?

2. What organizations gave Richard Daley his most loyal support?

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

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

5. How were many of the precinct committee positions earned through the years?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What was Richard Daley's strategy regarding dirty campaigning?

4. What did Richard Daley's 1971 election margin mean for his future influence over Chicago?

5. What was Richard Daley's first achievement as Mayor of Chicago in 1956?

6. How did Chicago's city government conspire to segregate neighborhoods?

7. To what office was Richard Daley's mentor elected and how did his mentor's habit help his career?

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

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

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

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