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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) The increasing taxes on property and regulations against businesses.
(d) Increasing federal intrusion and insufficient education funding.

2. With whom did Richard Daley become most upset during the time of growing racial conflict?
(a) Civil Rights lawyer William Kunstler.
(b) Police Chief Orlando Wilson.
(c) Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King.
(d) President Kennedy.

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

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

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

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

7. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?
(a) Segregated precincts helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know where to apply pressure.
(b) Segregation helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know which votes to count and which to hold back.
(c) 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.
(d) Segregated neighborhoods helped Mayor Daley know where to focus patronage.

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

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

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

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

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

13. How did Richard Daley diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?
(a) Daley claimed to repay the Cook County Democratic campaign funds.
(b) Daley claimed to repay the public funds from his bank account.
(c) He hired a political adviser who guided him in responding to claims he was losing his mental edge.
(d) Daley transfered a few police commanders and vowed to reform the department.

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) An old Italian neighborhood known as the Valley.
(c) On the south side between Daley's Irish Catholic birthplace and an African-American neighborhood.
(d) Along Waveland Avenue near Wrigley Field.

15. 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 was arrested by Chicago police on a voter fraud charge.
(c) Dr. King left for Memphis, Tennessee where he was assassinated.
(d) Dr. King went to Washington, D.C. and delivered his "I have a dream" speech.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the public respond to Richard Daley's response to the outbreaks?

2. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

3. What did Richard Daley actually do with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?

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

5. Why did Richard Daley claim he made the moves that he did with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?

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