Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 Topic 1
What part of Richard Daley's personal background made him intolerant of officials in his administration who had extramarital affairs? Do you consider his strong moral stand in this area to be inconsistent with his obvious tolerance of officials who abused their power for financial gain as long as they did not get caught? Explain how this inconsistency actually made him more dangerous in the corruption he accepted.
Essay Topic 2
Draw a flow chart of the positions in the Cook County Democratic Party as it is detailed in Chapter IV. Ward Committee members who were most successful in turning out the vote earned the authority to fill the most patronage jobs. Based upon what you learned that Cook County Democrats, ". . . add up votes until they come out right . . ." how did this method of appointing patronage jobs not only corrupt elections, but also corrupt Chicago public service jobs? How did this corruption and the wealth it brought to supporters of the Democratic Party help the Machine dominate elections for decades?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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