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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Judge Abraham Marovitz who was debarred.
(b) Police Chief Orlando Wilson, who retired.
(c) Dan Rostenkowski who moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as congressman.
(d) Ward Committeeman Vito Marzullo who passed away.

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

3. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) He stonewalled all investigations.
(b) He began drinking heavily.
(c) He made public attacks against people investigating the charges.
(d) He sequestered himself in his home out of shame.

4. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) Chicagoans became ashamed of Daley's rough treatment and began abandoning his leadership.
(b) His popularity grew as he was seen as opposing influences considered to be threats to the middle class.
(c) The events around the 1968 convention had no lasting influence as Americans soon focused on the presidential campaign.
(d) He became a negative influence to Democrats seeking high political office.

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

6. Why did Richard Daley claim he made the moves that he did with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) He believed that Chicago was not ready for reform.
(b) He said that he controlled City Hall and could do what he wanted with its money.
(c) He said that he had worked hard all his life and was interested in spending more time with family and friends.
(d) He said that he controlled the Cook County Democrat Party and could do what he wanted with its money.

7. 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) Since he faced no competition he was not considered a serious political influence.
(c) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.
(d) National politicians still considered him someone who could produce votes.

8. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?
(a) Street repair projects.
(b) His decision to move into an African-American neighborhood to initiate desegregation efforts.
(c) His door-to-door campaigning.
(d) The involvement of Martin Luther King in civil rights controversies.

9. What happened on Richard Daley's 68th birthday?
(a) City employees gave Daley a big party that was visited by high-ranking Democrats from across the country.
(b) The Democratic Central Committee gave Daley and his wife a trip to the Bahamas.
(c) He spent a quiet evening in seclusion with his family.
(d) A grand jury published a report that indicted police for abuse during a raid on a West Side residence where two Black Panther leaders were killed.

10. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?
(a) Daley played the innocent game and deferred complaints to the Department heads.
(b) He blamed federal restrictions against the sovereignty of cities to act on its problems.
(c) He ignored the complaints with the knowledge that the machine would take care of all problems.
(d) He took personal responsibility noting that the appointments were his alone.

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

12. What race-related issue did Richard Daley face during his early second term?
(a) Segregated schools.
(b) Segregated businesses.
(c) Segregated public facilities.
(d) African-American discontent with segregated neighborhoods.

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

14. In what year did Richard Daley begin his fifth term?
(a) 1971.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1973.
(d) 1972.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At what point during the 1968 Democratic National Convention did protesters and security forces clash?

2. Where did Daley choose to begin his urban renewal projects?

3. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?

4. What finally forced Richard Daley to hear the demands of Martin Luther King?

5. How did Richard Daley address the corruption within the city government?

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