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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What became the most consuming controversy during Richard Daley's first two terms as mayor?
(a) Segregation throughout the city's ethnic neighbor hoods.
(b) Ward committeemen turning in doctored election returns.
(c) Corruption in the police department.
(d) City planners using their positions to profit from real estate development.

3. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?
(a) Both the Irish and African American residents were suspicious at first but came to appreciate the efforts to improve and open their neighborhoods.
(b) The indigents who frequented Halsted Street alleys were chased off and eventually resettled in Gary, Indiana.
(c) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.
(d) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.

4. What caused an outbreak of fires and looting on Chicago's West Side African-American neighborhoods during Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) Daley ordering water to be cut off from fire hydrants in the area.
(b) Increased police abuse after the retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.
(c) The assassination of Martin Luther King.
(d) The retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.

5. 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) Judge Abraham Marovitz who was debarred.
(c) Police Chief Orlando Wilson, who retired.
(d) Ward Committeeman Vito Marzullo who passed away.

6. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Police abuse returned to the black neighborhoods.
(b) Daley had a direct connection to federal funding that he used to his political advantage.
(c) Daley lost his control of the Italian neighborhoods and they started voting Republican.
(d) Daley was sucked into a legal controversy that marred his remaining years as mayor.

7. How deeply institutionalized was segregation in Chicago's city planning departments?
(a) Parks in African-American neighborhoods were not maintained and hand very little landscaping or open fields, whereas parks in white neighborhoods were well maintained and landscaped.
(b) Chicago public schools in white neighborhoods were sufficiently funded and teachers were routinely provided professional training support, while schools in African-American neighborhoods required additional funding from the community and the teachers were not given training opportunities.
(c) African-Americans were prohibited from moving into white communities, expressways were built as borders between ethnic neighborhoods, and geriatric homes were not built in white neighborhoods to prevent access by elderly African-Americans.
(d) White applicants for business licenses were given preferential treatment, white-owned businesses were provided police protection, and crimes in African-American businesses were not investigated.

8. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?
(a) He issued shoot to kill orders against arsonists and shoot to maim orders against looters.
(b) He restored water services to the fire hydrants in the neighborhood.
(c) He ordered a restoration of Chief Wilson's policies in the African American neighborhoods.
(d) He had a city hall meeting with civil rights advocates to get their input for a new police chief.

9. 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 believed that Chicago was not ready for reform.
(c) He said that he controlled City Hall and could do what he wanted with its money.
(d) He said that he controlled the Cook County Democrat Party and could do what he wanted with its money.

10. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.
(b) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(c) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.
(d) 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.

11. 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) 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) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.

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

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

14. What did the response of contenders for the 1972 Democrat Presidential Nomination signify to Richard Daley?
(a) His power had a regional influence.
(b) His power was appreciated by Republicans.
(c) His power was alive and well.
(d) His power was limited to Chicago.

15. What discrepancy was committed by public officials in 1970 that caused problems for the Daley Administration?
(a) A Chicago Tribune discovered that Richard Daley's birthday party thrown by City Hall employees was funded illegally with public money.
(b) Police officers claimed they were defending themselves against an attack by the Black Panthers.
(c) A political opponent of Daley's reported that the trip to the Bahamas given as a gift to Daley was illegally funded with campaign donations.
(d) Those who were critical of Daley's decisions pointed to his avoidance of the public as evidence he was becoming a recluse.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many protesters arrived in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

2. How did Richard Daley treat department heads who did not perform well?

3. What motivated racial violence to intensify?

4. Where did Daley choose to begin his urban renewal projects?

5. After controversy around the 1968 Democrat National Convention subsided, what was the condition of Richard Daley?

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