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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the Chicago race riot of 1919 an important event in Richard Daley's history?
(a) The violence forced his family to move where he made contacts that shaped his career.
(b) He was rumoured to be a leader of one of the gangs involved in violence.
(c) He used his negotiating skills to calm down competing gangs.
(d) He was nearly killed in a counter attack that took place on the street where he lived.

2. How deeply institutionalized was segregation in Chicago's city planning departments?
(a) White applicants for business licenses were given preferential treatment, white-owned businesses were provided police protection, and crimes in African-American businesses were not investigated.
(b) Parks in African-American neighborhoods were not maintained and hand very little landscaping or open fields, whereas parks in white neighborhoods were well maintained and landscaped.
(c) African-Americans were prohibited from moving into white communities, expressways were built as borders between ethnic neighborhoods, and geriatric homes were not built in white neighborhoods to prevent access by elderly African-Americans.
(d) Chicago public schools in white neighborhoods were sufficiently funded and teachers were routinely provided professional training support, while schools in African-American neighborhoods required additional funding from the community and the teachers were not given training opportunities.

3. Who was the last elected Chicago Mayor before Richard Daley?
(a) Martin Kennelly.
(b) Dan Rostenkowski.
(c) Robert Merriam.
(d) Vito Marzullo.

4. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?
(a) He improved the downtown and lake front areas and upgraded O'Hare from a military airport to one of the nation's state of the art commercial airports.
(b) The country witnessed his tough political tactics first hand.
(c) He was behind massive urban renewal developments in poor minority areas of Chicago.
(d) He took personal risk in supporting Adalai Stevenson's nomination for a second run against President Eisenhower.

5. What happened when the incumbent mayor before Richard Daley made his appeal before the Cook County Central Committee that was chaired by Daley?
(a) He declared that he changed parties to Republican and ran with that party.
(b) He was fired by the committee and Daley appointed himself.
(c) Daley was drafted to run for Mayor.
(d) He died in an auto accident days before the election and Daley appointed himself as candidate after the death.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the public respond to Richard Daley's response to the outbreaks?

2. Who was the president that Richard Daley supposedly helped to elect?

3. Where did the Introduction first appear?

4. What event took place in Chicago during April that foretold conflict at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?

5. What was the label that was given to those who had similar views to Richard Daley in the Cook County Democratic Party?

(see the answer key)

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