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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Richard Daley claim he made the moves that he did with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) He said that he had worked hard all his life and was interested in spending more time with family and friends.
(b) He said that he controlled the Cook County Democrat Party and could do what he wanted with its money.
(c) He said that he controlled City Hall and could do what he wanted with its money.
(d) He believed that Chicago was not ready for reform.

2. How did most Chicagoans consider the corruption within the department?
(a) The became accustomed to ethnic neighborhoods to be the consequence of human nature.
(b) They realized that selling and buying property in Chicago was more costly than it was worth, so the market dried up.
(c) An increasing number of voters attempted to register as Republican.
(d) A natural part of Chicago.

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

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

5. What did the public officials do in the 1970 scandal that compounded the problems for Richard Daley?
(a) The Daley administration tried to stone wall the investigation into illegal use of public money.
(b) 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.
(c) Daley became publicly indignant over the charges which just fueled the speculation that he was losing control of his faculties.
(d) Daley's political opponent was hospitalized after a beating by precinct workers.

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

7. 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 and Sam Rayburn.
(d) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.

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

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

10. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?
(a) He increased abuse against everybody.
(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 assigned another commission under his control that recommended he keep his policies in place.

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

12. 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.

13. At what point during the 1968 Democratic National Convention did protesters and security forces clash?
(a) On Wednesday before the presidential nominations were made.
(b) Throughout the summer weeks before the convention.
(c) Opening night of the convention.
(d) The weekend before the start of the convention.

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

15. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) Police Chief Wilson frustrated Daley because he treated African-American protestors with a light touch, and per their agreement Wilson was the one official Daley could not boss around.
(b) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.
(c) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(d) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How widely regarded was Richard Daley's victory for his fifth term regarded?

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

4. After Richard Daley put his scandal behind him, what two political victories did he achieve?

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

(see the answer keys)

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