Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
Richard Daley used his power over the political system of Chicago to coerce people . Consider that you were living in an ethnic neighborhood in Chicago and a precinct captain suggested that if you did not vote for Democrats in the coming election you might lose access to your publicly supported housing. You would like to see something done to protect you and your family from this type of threat so you have decided to write a letter to the editor so the entire city knows the problem you and your friends are facing. List some of the consequences you might face from writing such a letter, then write the letter. Are the consequences you might face for having the letter published a reasonable cost for exposing the truth?
How did Joe McDonough's fondness for gambling help Richard Daley's career with City Hall and the Chicago Democratic Central Committee? Which of McDonough's rules, "help your friends, hurt your enemies, adjust a case through the police and add up the votes until they come out right. Most important rule--don't get caught. Don't repeat what you hear," served him best while he covered for McDonough? How could Daley have hurt his career with regard to the neglect McDonough showed for his responsibilities? Do you believe that Daley was covering for a friend or picking up valuable experience in running an office and earning a reputation as someone who would make sure the job is done?
Think of the rules of Chicago politics: ". . . help your friends, hurt your enemies, adjust a case through the police and add up the votes until they come out right. Most important rule--don't get caught. Don't repeat what you hear." How did these rules help to develop a closed political system that exerted control over what was then the country's second most populated city? Write a full examination of what it would take for these rules to have control over the city and how each contributes to the strength of the other. Which do you consider most important in a political system? Why?
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