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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What was the result of an effort to prove that Richard Daley's neighbors were intolerant of segregating neighborhoods based on color?
(a) A riot broke out in Mayor Daley's neighborhood and the African-American students were forced to move out after only a few days.
(b) Business owners had the protestors arrested and took law suits against the leaders that organized the protests.
(c) Police opened up fire hoses and scattered the protestors.
(d) The Chicago School Board ignored the requests and kept the students in their assigned schools.

4. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?
(a) His neigbors pelted them with rocks.
(b) Police forces arrived to arrest all that were involved.
(c) The gathering was joined by neighborhood supporters who considered segregation in Chicago unjust.
(d) A firetruck was dispatched to scatter the gathering with its fire hoses.

5. 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) The lack of opposition to Daley bred apathy within the Chicago political system.
(c) He maintained control of the City Council.
(d) The close margin convinced the City Council that it was time to challenge Daley's agenda.

6. 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) The arrest of Dr. King on the false charges threatened to bring down the Democrat Machine if Daley did not act.
(d) Daley was impressed with Dr. King's vision from the speech.

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

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

9. How large and what was the make up of the security detail for the 1968 Democratic National convention?
(a) 20,000 Marines and Illinois State Patrolmen.
(b) 15,000 private security personnel and prison guards.
(c) 25,000 police officers and National Guard soldiers.
(d) 2,500 precinct walkers and sanitation workers.

10. What made this candidate for Cook County Sheriff an attractive choice for the election?
(a) Adamowski is considered to be independent of Daley's influence.
(b) Elrod was hospitalized after having allegedly been injured by a Weatherman activist.
(c) Chicagoans considered Orlando Wilson an effective law enforcement officer.
(d) Marzullo is assured of delivering the Itallian vote.

11. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?
(a) Segregated neighborhoods helped Mayor Daley know where to focus patronage.
(b) Segregation helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know which votes to count and which to hold back.
(c) Segregated precincts helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know where to apply pressure.
(d) If blacks were allowed to move into white neighborhoods, the whites would be enraged, withdraw its political support for the party in power, and the Machine would collapse.

12. 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 was arrested by Chicago police on a voter fraud charge.
(d) Dr. King left for Memphis, Tennessee where he was assassinated.

13. What event led to the biggest scandal of Richard Daley's second term as mayor?
(a) A burglar was arrested.
(b) The Attorney General of Illinois investigated and took steps to take control of the Real Estate Division of the City of Chicago.
(c) Three civil rights activists were found beaten to death and buried at a construction site outside of Chicago.
(d) A former ward committeeman went public with how precincts would routinely, "Vote the graveyard."

14. 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) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(c) 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.
(d) Code enforcement personnel with the responsibility to provide housing access were beaten up and taken to the outskirts of Chicago.

15. 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 planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.
(d) He became a mediator between the various interest groups and the Democratic National Committee.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tactic did segregation opponents use to point out the problem of segregation in Chicago?

2. What happened on Richard Daley's 68th birthday?

3. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?

4. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?

5. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?

(see the answer keys)

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