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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Richard Daley die?

2. Where did the Introduction first appear?

3. What is the topic of Chapter I?

4. When Joe McDonough was elected to County Treasurer, what happened to Richard Daley?

5. What was the most important rule Richard Daley learned from Joe McDonough?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why did Richard Daley have a daily meeting with the director of patronage and why was it important to his power?

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

6. How were Chicago neighborhoods like small towns when Richard Daley was growing up?

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

8. 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?

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

10. What types of jobs did ward committeemen hold?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Based upon what you know of how criminals had infiltrated Chicago City Hall in the 1920's and 1930's, why do you think that it was important for Richard Daley to develop a relationship with Abraham Marovitz, a prosecutor who had associations with gangsters. How could that relationship make Daley valuable to the Cook County Democrat Party?

Essay Topic 2

Richard Daley's control over the Machine has been credited with providing the votes that helped John F. Kennedy defeat Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. If this is so it not only dramatically changed history, but it also showed that the American electoral system was corrupted by political influences. Take one of three subjects for a three paragraph essay:

1. How would the country have been different if Richard Daley's Machine was not involved in the 1960 election and Richard Nixon had become president?

2. What are the consequences to the country if a metropolitan mayor can determine who becomes president? Are there any benefits? What are they? What are the damages to democracy that is posed by such a situation?

3. What are the threats to justice and liberty if elections can be manipulated by powerful individuals? How can such power be confronted?

Essay Topic 3

A burglary scandal in the police department brought Richard Daley to his lowest point emotionally and politically in early 1960, but his appointment of Orlando Wilson to Chief of Police and his electoral victories in the 1960 election (under very suspicious circumstances) brought many to consider Daley the second most powerful man in the country. How might Daley's administration and the influence of the Machine been affected if the 1960 election had not been so convincing?

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