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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter VI.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What became the most consuming controversy during Richard Daley's first two terms as mayor?
(a) Ward committeemen turning in doctored election returns.
(b) Corruption in the police department.
(c) City planners using their positions to profit from real estate development.
(d) Segregation throughout the city's ethnic neighbor hoods.

2. Who did Richard Daley appoint to take care of the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) Adalai Stevenson, who had a highly regarded reputation for integrity in Illinois.
(b) Orlando Wilson, the nation's brilliant and foremost law enforcement expert and corrupt-free head of the University of California's criminology department.
(c) William Kunstler, a lawyer who was a persistent critic of Chicago city government.
(d) Jesse Jackson, who had been working very closely with Martin Luther King on civil rights issues.

3. In what year did Richard Daley win the Chairmanship of the Cook County Democratic Party?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1953.
(c) 1948.
(d) 1955.

4. What were some of the other visible changes that Richard Daley made during his first year as mayor?
(a) He established a new bus system, converted empty lots into city parks, and added a day to trash pick-up.
(b) He hired more cops and firemen, converted empty lots into city parks, and established a new bus system.
(c) He hired more cops and firemen, and he improved roads and street lighting.
(d) He improved roads and streets, established a new bus system, and added an additional day to trash pick-up.

5. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?
(a) The indigents who frequented Halsted Street alleys were chased off and eventually resettled in Gary, Indiana.
(b) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.
(c) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.
(d) Both the Irish and African American residents were suspicious at first but came to appreciate the efforts to improve and open their neighborhoods.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the Republican candidate opposing Richard Daley in the 1955 Chicago mayoral election?

2. In what year did Richard Daley earn a position in the Cook County Democratic Central Committee?

3. What event led to the biggest scandal of Richard Daley's second term as mayor?

4. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?

5. What is the topic of Chapter I?

(see the answer key)

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