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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

How does Daley's personal history affect your view of politics and government? Does Daley's climb to power interest you to be involved in politics? Write a persuasive essay on what sort of characteristics are important for an elected official and why it is important to know the types of personal relationships that official keeps.

Essay Topic 2

The 1968 Democratic National Convention was distracted by antiwar demonstrations and police brutality against war protesters. What were the warning signs between 1966 to the beginning of 1967 that President Johnson could have read before making the decision to make Chicago the host city of the convention? Why might President Johnson have been persuaded to choose Chicago as the host city in spite of the indications that turmoil might emerge from the charged political environment there? Explain President Johnson's responsibility for exposing the Democratic Party to the turmoil that erupted in Chicago.

Essay Topic 3

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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