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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 began drinking heavily.
(b) He stonewalled all investigations.
(c) He sequestered himself in his home out of shame.
(d) He made public attacks against people investigating the charges.

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

3. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?
(a) John Warner.
(b) Ben Adamowski.
(c) Robert Merriam.
(d) Orlando Wilson.

4. How did Richard Daley treat department heads who did not perform well?
(a) Daley defended and kept them in until he was ready to replace them.
(b) He ignored their performance hoping the press would not notice.
(c) He publicly took control of the departments and took credit for improvements.
(d) He quietly found replacements and removed them from office.

5. 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) He would have public debates against the opponent and stack the audience in his favor.
(c) On election day he had public works projects on streets for polling sites in precincts where he feared losing.
(d) He campaigned door-to-door in precincts where he was polling behind his opponent.

6. What finally forced Richard Daley to hear the demands of Martin Luther King?
(a) The arrest of Dr. King on the false charges threatened to bring down the Democrat Machine if Daley did not act.
(b) Daley realized that he had to act to assuage the anger in segregated neighborhoods after Dr. King's assassination.
(c) Daley was impressed with Dr. King's vision from the speech.
(d) White voters became angry with the turmoil in their neighborhoods.

7. 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) 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.
(c) The Democratic Central Committee gave Daley and his wife a trip to the Bahamas.
(d) He spent a quiet evening in seclusion with his family.

8. When did racial conflicts begin to become public in Chicago?
(a) During the early 1960s.
(b) During the late 1950s.
(c) After Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947.
(d) During the Vietnam War.

9. Who among the front runners for the 1972 Democrat presidential nomination called Richard Daley on his victory for his fifth term?
(a) According to Daley, "All of them."
(b) According to The Chicago Tribune, "Edmund Muskie."
(c) According to the Washington Post, "Richard Nixon."
(d) According to The Minneapolis Star, "Hubert Humphrey."

10. What police action against a public gathering became a precursor to the Democratic National Convention?
(a) Supporters of Senator Kennedy refused to pledge their support to any other candidate.
(b) Peace marchers ignored police orders to disperse and were beaten, maced, and arrested.
(c) Dr. King's assassination caused discontent within African-American delegations to the Convention.
(d) McCarthy's antiwar supporters pledged to disrupt the convention if McCarthy was not nominated.

11. What happened to honest officials in the department that became troublesome for Richard Daley?
(a) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(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) Code enforcement personnel with the responsibility to provide housing access were beaten up and taken to the outskirts of Chicago.
(d) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.

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

13. How did Richard Daley address the corruption within the city government?
(a) He hired a P.R. firm to put a positive spin on the controversies.
(b) He tried to blow the bad news off the front pages with big, circus-like events.
(c) He had meetings with corrupt officials and reminded them of his basic creed, "Don't get caught."
(d) He personally took charge and fired or incarcerated offenders.

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

15. How widely regarded was Richard Daley's victory for his fifth term regarded?
(a) All the way to Washington, D.C.
(b) Within the Cook County Democrat Party.
(c) Very few people noticed.
(d) Throughout the state of Illinois.

Short Answer Questions

1. How large and what was the make up of the security detail for the 1968 Democratic National convention?

2. What were the results of the election leading to Richard Daley's fourth term?

3. Who did Richard Daley run as Democrat candidate for Cook County Sheriff in 1971?

4. How did Richard Daley's selection for the 1970 Cook County Sheriff's race show in the election?

5. What made this candidate for Cook County Sheriff an attractive choice for the election?

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