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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Richard Daley actually do with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) The political advisor was actually a close friend from the Democratic Central Committee and they just spent an increasing amount of time together.
(b) He did not follow up on his promises to reform the Police Department after the deaths of the Black Panthers.
(c) He took money out of the Cook County Democratic Party campaign fund to pay back City Hall for the party expenses.
(d) He took money from City Hall to pay back the Cook County Democratic Party for the Bahamas trip expenses.

2. What event took place in Chicago during April that foretold conflict at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?
(a) Eugene McCarthy's primary victories invigorated the antiwar movement.
(b) Martin Luther King was assassinated.
(c) A large peace march was held in Chicago in the Loop area.
(d) Senator Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.

3. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?
(a) Increasing federal intrusion and insufficient education funding.
(b) The increasing taxes on property and regulations against businesses.
(c) Daley's harsh law enforcement tactics and racial tension.
(d) Inadequate housing and bans against African-Americans in Chicago's labor unions.

4. After controversy around the 1968 Democrat National Convention subsided, what was the condition of Richard Daley?
(a) His record of strong arming opponents had earned him the contempt of political opponents.
(b) He had his health, successful children, an outstanding career in Chicago politics, fame, and control of the Machine.
(c) He had become tired and proned to make bad judgements.
(d) He became increasingly paranoid and withdrew to life as a recluse.

5. What caused an outbreak of fires and looting on Chicago's West Side African-American neighborhoods during Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) The retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.
(b) Daley ordering water to be cut off from fire hydrants in the area.
(c) The assassination of Martin Luther King.
(d) Increased police abuse after the retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.

6. How did certain politicians consider Richard Daley's influence in 1971?
(a) The bizarre events preceeding the 1971 elections added to his history of harsh treatment of his opponenets.
(b) National politicians still considered him someone who could produce votes.
(c) Since he faced no competition he was not considered a serious political influence.
(d) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.

7. By what kind of margin did Richard Daley win the election to his fifth term?
(a) One of the largest margins in his career.
(b) The closest margin of his career.
(c) He ran unopposed.
(d) The election was cancelled as his opponent died in a mysterious auto accident a week before the election.

8. How did most Chicagoans consider the corruption within the department?
(a) An increasing number of voters attempted to register as Republican.
(b) A natural part of Chicago.
(c) The became accustomed to ethnic neighborhoods to be the consequence of human nature.
(d) They realized that selling and buying property in Chicago was more costly than it was worth, so the market dried up.

9. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?
(a) He ordered a restoration of Chief Wilson's policies in the African American neighborhoods.
(b) He had a city hall meeting with civil rights advocates to get their input for a new police chief.
(c) He restored water services to the fire hydrants in the neighborhood.
(d) He issued shoot to kill orders against arsonists and shoot to maim orders against looters.

10. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?
(a) He relented and began promoting a, "kinder and gentler," police force.
(b) He increased abuse against everybody.
(c) He ignored the recommendations and increased the use of force.
(d) He assigned another commission under his control that recommended he keep his policies in place.

11. What happened to honest officials in the department that became troublesome for Richard Daley?
(a) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.
(b) Code enforcement and real estate agents who tried to blow the whistle had false information on their finances published and were chased out of their departments or businesses.
(c) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(d) Code enforcement personnel with the responsibility to provide housing access were beaten up and taken to the outskirts of Chicago.

12. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for his influence over Chicago politics?
(a) Daley was seen as a dangerous man and high placed office holders began to plot against him.
(b) He maintained control of the City Council.
(c) The close margin convinced the City Council that it was time to challenge Daley's agenda.
(d) The lack of opposition to Daley bred apathy within the Chicago political system.

13. What discrepancy was committed by public officials in 1970 that caused problems for the Daley Administration?
(a) A Chicago Tribune discovered that Richard Daley's birthday party thrown by City Hall employees was funded illegally with public money.
(b) Police officers claimed they were defending themselves against an attack by the Black Panthers.
(c) A political opponent of Daley's reported that the trip to the Bahamas given as a gift to Daley was illegally funded with campaign donations.
(d) Those who were critical of Daley's decisions pointed to his avoidance of the public as evidence he was becoming a recluse.

14. How many protesters arrived in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) 50,000.
(b) 500.
(c) 25,000.
(d) 5,000.

15. How did the press handle the April event?
(a) McCarthy supporters were characterized as a fringe, single issue caucus with no real political influence.
(b) The national news agencies began putting increased attention on African-American demands after Dr. King's assassination.
(c) Mid-Western news agencies became weary of antiwar protestors and began connecting them with Communist front groups.
(d) Not many reporters were assigned to the peace march, so it was overlooked.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Martin Luther King do when Mayor Daley's actions did not satisfactorily address the problems of segregation?

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

3. How did Richard Daley treat department heads who did not perform well?

4. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?

5. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?

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