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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the president who appointed Abraham Marovitz and what year was it done?
(a) John F. Kennedy, 1961.
(b) Harry S. Truman, 1952.
(c) John F. Kennedy, 1963.
(d) Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1967.

2. How did ward committeemen use their influence to encourage participation in elections?
(a) He would tell them, "If you don't vote, you might lose your public housing."
(b) He would tell them, "Voting helps you protect the freedoms for which you left your homeland."
(c) He would tell them, "Voting makes you as powerful as the people in elected office."
(d) He would tell them, "Now that you are American it is you civic duty to vote."

3. In what year did Richard Daley die?
(a) 1866.
(b) 1986.
(c) 1976.
(d) 1966.

4. 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) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.

5. What were the qualifications that a ward committeeman had to prove to get appointed to the head of a city department?
(a) They had to have or be working toward a master's degree related to the position for which they were contending.
(b) They had to have an attractive resume filled with achievements that could be verified.
(c) A clean criminal background and at lease five years experience in a related field.
(d) They had to deliver huge number of votes for Democrat candidates.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the first stop that Richard Daley made everyday?

2. Why did Richard Daley earn a nickname while he was using public funding for various public works projects?

3. What did Richard Daley persist in calling Chicago O'Hare International Airport?

4. When did racial conflicts begin to become public in Chicago?

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

(see the answer key)

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