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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for influence over the future of Chicago politics?
(a) The results meant he could name his successor.
(b) Growing apathy began to overshadow all the events of his early career.
(c) Suspicion among Chicago politicians fueled Daley's paranoia and he began making strange decisions.
(d) The results meant that the coming political challenges would leave his influence subject to his successor.

3. 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) Mid-Western news agencies became weary of antiwar protestors and began connecting them with Communist front groups.
(c) The national news agencies began putting increased attention on African-American demands after Dr. King's assassination.
(d) Not many reporters were assigned to the peace march, so it was overlooked.

4. How was a police action in April of 1968 characterized by observers?
(a) It is called a police riot.
(b) The threats of McCarthy supporters is discounted as an easily handled threat.
(c) The demands of African-American delegates are considered seriously by the Democrat Convention Platform Committee.
(d) The unattached Kennedy delegates inspire political activists of all types to go to Chicago to demonstrate.

5. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?
(a) The indigents who frequented Halsted Street alleys were chased off and eventually resettled in Gary, Indiana.
(b) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.
(c) Both the Irish and African American residents were suspicious at first but came to appreciate the efforts to improve and open their neighborhoods.
(d) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.

6. 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) One of the largest margins in his career.
(c) The closest margin of his career.
(d) He ran unopposed.

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

8. Who did Richard Daley convince to hold the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?
(a) The Speaker of the House.
(b) President Lyndon B. Johnson.
(c) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
(d) The Democrat National Committee.

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

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

11. After the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, how many people were considered to be more powerful than Richard Daley?
(a) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) President Kennedy and Sam Rayburn.
(c) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
(d) Just President Kennedy.

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

13. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) He began conferring with President Johnson for advice on how to handle the situation.
(b) He did not consider any of the threats to be serious and ignored them.
(c) He became a mediator between the various interest groups and the Democratic National Committee.
(d) He planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.

14. What tactic did segregation opponents use to point out the problem of segregation in Chicago?
(a) African-American parents began enrolling their children in white schools near their homes.
(b) African-American activists ignorned "Whites Only" signs on businesses and demanded service from the proprietors.
(c) They organized a sit-in of African-American activists at segregated public venues.
(d) They rented a flat in Richard Daley's neighborhood and put up two African-American college students in the residence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?

2. What event led to the biggest scandal of Richard Daley's second term as mayor?

3. Besides protesters, who else did security forces target for harassment during the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

4. What police action against a public gathering became a precursor to the Democratic National Convention?

5. What did the response of contenders for the 1972 Democrat Presidential Nomination signify to Richard Daley?

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