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 finally forced Richard Daley to hear the demands of Martin Luther King?

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

3. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?

4. How did Richard Daley's selection for the 1970 Cook County Sheriff's race show in the election?

5. Who did Richard Daley run as Democrat candidate for Cook County Sheriff in 1971?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Consider how Richard Daley used his position as Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee to unseat his predecessor, Democratic Mayor Martin Kennelly. How do you think Daley's tactics motivated him to hold onto the chairmanship of the party after he won election as Mayor? How do you think that Daley's action against Kennelly shaped his attitudes toward Democrats who challenged his authority? Apply Joe McDonough's rule, ". . . help your friends, punish your enemies . . ." to develop your response. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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