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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) 1966.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1967.
(d) 1970.

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

3. Who did Richard Daley run as Democrat candidate for Cook County Sheriff in 1971?
(a) Ben Adamowski.
(b) Vito Marzullo.
(c) Former Police Chief Orlando Wilson.
(d) Richard Elrod.

4. What did Martin Luther King do when Mayor Daley's actions did not satisfactorily address the problems of segregation?
(a) Dr. King began staging protest marches in white neighborhoods.
(b) Dr. King went to Washington, D.C. and delivered his "I have a dream" speech.
(c) Dr. King left for Memphis, Tennessee where he was assassinated.
(d) Dr. King was arrested by Chicago police on a voter fraud charge.

5. What did Richard Daley actually do with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) He did not follow up on his promises to reform the Police Department after the deaths of the Black Panthers.
(b) The political advisor was actually a close friend from the Democratic Central Committee and they just spent an increasing amount of time together.
(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.

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

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

8. 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 helped to elect Dan Rostenkowski to congress and defeated Robert Merriam in a second election.
(c) He helped to elect John F. Kennedy to the presidency and defeated his rival Ben Adamowski.
(d) He overwelmingly won a third term as mayor and got Vito Marzullo appointed to the federal court.

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

10. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for influence over the future of Chicago politics?
(a) The results meant that the coming political challenges would leave his influence subject to 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 he could name his successor.

11. What is a campaign tactic that Richard Daley used against all of his election opponents?
(a) The Chicago Democrat Machine spread scandalous stories about the opponent that was either false or irrelevant, but Daley kept himself detatched from the stories.
(b) On election day he had public works projects on streets for polling sites in precincts where he feared losing.
(c) He campaigned door-to-door in precincts where he was polling behind his opponent.
(d) He would have public debates against the opponent and stack the audience in his favor.

12. What motivated racial violence to intensify?
(a) Martin Luther King was assassinated.
(b) A firetruck with all white fireman ran over a black woman and killed her.
(c) The bodies of three civil rights volunteers were found at a construction site on the outskirts of Chicago.
(d) The hotel for the Los Angeles Dodgers denied rooms to the African-American members of the team.

13. What did the public officials do in the 1970 scandal that compounded the problems for Richard Daley?
(a) The grand jury discovered that the officers involved in the killing of the Black Panthers fired more than 80 shots, but only one bullet could be traced to the victims guns.
(b) Daley's political opponent was hospitalized after a beating by precinct workers.
(c) Daley became publicly indignant over the charges which just fueled the speculation that he was losing control of his faculties.
(d) The Daley administration tried to stone wall the investigation into illegal use of public money.

14. Where did Daley choose to begin his urban renewal projects?
(a) West Halsted Street near the Chicago International Amphitheatre where the 1968 Democrat National Convention was eventually held.
(b) Along Waveland Avenue near Wrigley Field.
(c) On the south side between Daley's Irish Catholic birthplace and an African-American neighborhood.
(d) An old Italian neighborhood known as the Valley.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, how many people were considered to be more powerful than Richard Daley?

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

3. With whom did Richard Daley become most upset during the time of growing racial conflict?

4. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?

5. What 1960 police department scandal caused great embarrassment for Richard Daley?

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