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

2. 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.

3. Royko reported that ___________ were not upset with Richard Daley's abuses of power.
(a) Chicagoans.
(b) Republicans.
(c) Presidents.
(d) Democrats.

4. What was one of the issues that members of the Democratic Central Committee used to oppose Richard Daley during his campaign to become Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?
(a) Richard Daley wanted to limit the influence of the Federal Government.
(b) Richard Daley favored immigration control.
(c) Richard Daley wanted to crack down harder on crime.
(d) Richard Daley was too liberal and too connected to new Democrats.

5. When was the Introduction written?
(a) After Daley won his last election.
(b) After an interview of Daley's widow.
(c) While Daley was convalescing in the hospital.
(d) One day after Richard Daley died.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was among the influences for which Vito Marzullo was well known?

3. What past time of Joe McDonough helped Richard Daley earn political status and why?

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

5. What was Richard Daley's advice to city officials getting money on the sly?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was the motivation for Richard Daley to maintain segregation?

4. Who was Richard Daley's first opponent in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election and what made him a good candidate against Daley?

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

6. What did Mike Royko believe will come of the memory of Richard Daley's reign as Mayor of Chicago?

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

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

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

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

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