Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the response of contenders for the 1972 Democrat Presidential Nomination signify to Richard Daley?

2. Who did Richard Daley appoint to take care of the 1960 police department scandal?

3. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for influence over the future of Chicago politics?

4. What was the result of an effort to prove that Richard Daley's neighbors were intolerant of segregating neighborhoods based on color?

5. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Based upon what your read in "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago," do you consider the goals of the Chicago desegregation movement to be for political power or for social access? Write an expository essay detailing your position. Use at least three examples from the book that support your view.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay explaining why you think that segregation might have gotten started in Chicago and why the city government might have had an interest in sustaining it.

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