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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of a famous criminal that Mayor Big Bill Thompson allowed to walk freely through the streets of Chicago?
(a) John Dillinger.
(b) Al Capone.
(c) Bugs Moran.
(d) "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

2. In his earlier years as Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley walked down Michigan Avenue to greet people. Why did he stop the practice?
(a) The walk in the early morning air was hard on his declining health.
(b) The neighborhood became run-down and embarrassing.
(c) People who protested his power were a potential threat to his safety.
(d) He moved to a new, spacious house which made a trip to Michigan for a walk impractical.

3. After Richard Daley put his scandal behind him, what two political victories did he achieve?
(a) He helped to name Lyndon B. Johnson as John F. Kennedy's running mate and had his urban renewal plans endorsed by Martin Luther King.
(b) He overwelmingly won a third term as mayor and got Vito Marzullo appointed to the federal court.
(c) He helped to elect John F. Kennedy to the presidency and defeated his rival Ben Adamowski.
(d) He helped to elect Dan Rostenkowski to congress and defeated Robert Merriam in a second election.

4. What finally forced Richard Daley to hear the demands of Martin Luther King?
(a) Daley realized that he had to act to assuage the anger in segregated neighborhoods after Dr. King's assassination.
(b) White voters became angry with the turmoil in their neighborhoods.
(c) Daley was impressed with Dr. King's vision from the speech.
(d) The arrest of Dr. King on the false charges threatened to bring down the Democrat Machine if Daley did not act.

5. How old was Richard Daley when he became a precinct captain for a South Side ward?
(a) 35.
(b) 21.
(c) 17.
(d) 25.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Royko describe Richard Daley's response to political brawls in Chicago?

2. In what year did Richard Daley die?

3. How deeply institutionalized was segregation in Chicago's city planning departments?

4. What did Richard Daley present himself as in his first campaign for Mayor?

5. What motivated racial violence to intensify?

(see the answer key)

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