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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) He became a mediator between the various interest groups and the Democratic National Committee.
(b) He planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.
(c) He began conferring with President Johnson for advice on how to handle the situation.
(d) He did not consider any of the threats to be serious and ignored them.

2. How did the press handle the April event?
(a) The national news agencies began putting increased attention on African-American demands after Dr. King's assassination.
(b) McCarthy supporters were characterized as a fringe, single issue caucus with no real political influence.
(c) Not many reporters were assigned to the peace march, so it was overlooked.
(d) Mid-Western news agencies became weary of antiwar protestors and began connecting them with Communist front groups.

3. What event took place in Chicago during April that foretold conflict at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?
(a) A large peace march was held in Chicago in the Loop area.
(b) Senator Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.
(c) Eugene McCarthy's primary victories invigorated the antiwar movement.
(d) Martin Luther King was assassinated.

4. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for influence over the future of Chicago politics?
(a) The results meant he could name his successor.
(b) Growing apathy began to overshadow all the events of his early career.
(c) The results meant that the coming political challenges would leave his influence subject to his successor.
(d) Suspicion among Chicago politicians fueled Daley's paranoia and he began making strange decisions.

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

6. What did Richard Daley actually do with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) He took money from City Hall to pay back the Cook County Democratic Party for the Bahamas trip expenses.
(b) He did not follow up on his promises to reform the Police Department after the deaths of the Black Panthers.
(c) The political advisor was actually a close friend from the Democratic Central Committee and they just spent an increasing amount of time together.
(d) He took money out of the Cook County Democratic Party campaign fund to pay back City Hall for the party expenses.

7. Besides protesters, who else did security forces target for harassment during the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) News reporters.
(b) Sidewalk merchants.
(c) Organizers who were not at the protest sites.
(d) Spectators of the events.

8. How did Richard Daley's selection for the 1970 Cook County Sheriff's race show in the election?
(a) Marzullo ran a poor race and was narrowly defeated.
(b) Wilson decided to withdraw before the election was held.
(c) Adamowski disappeared mysteriously before the election.
(d) Elrod won easily.

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

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 relented and began promoting a, "kinder and gentler," police force.
(c) He ignored the recommendations and increased the use of force.
(d) He assigned another commission under his control that recommended he keep his policies in place.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were among the leaders for the 1972 Democrat nomination for president in 1971?

2. What is a campaign tactic that Richard Daley used against all of his election opponents?

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

4. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?

5. What became the most consuming controversy during Richard Daley's first two terms as mayor?

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