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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the public respond to Richard Daley's response to the outbreaks?
(a) He was distrusted for the remainder of his time as mayor.
(b) He was criticized to the point that he changed his orders to "minimum force."
(c) He was applauded for recognizing the influence of civil rights advocates on his administration.
(d) He was harshly criticized for being too closely involved in police department policy.

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

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

4. How did certain politicians consider Richard Daley's influence in 1971?
(a) National politicians still considered him someone who could produce votes.
(b) The bizarre events preceeding the 1971 elections added to his history of harsh treatment of his opponenets.
(c) Since he faced no competition he was not considered a serious political influence.
(d) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.

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

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

7. 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) Marzullo is assured of delivering the Itallian vote.
(d) Adamowski is considered to be independent of Daley's influence.

8. How did the attention news agencies gave to the April event set up what eventually occurred at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) McCarthy supporters were discounted as irrelevant and Eugene McCarthy quickly faded from the national stage of political influence.
(b) Both political parties recognized that they would have to become more sensitive to demands from civil rights activists.
(c) The lack of public attention to police abuse of peace marchers allowed Richard Daley to believe that the public was not concerned with their treatment.
(d) Middle class and middle aged voters began supporting abuse against antiwar protesters.

9. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1967.
(c) 1966.
(d) 1970.

10. 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) The weekend before the start of the convention.
(d) Opening night of the convention.

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

12. 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) The Chicago Democrat Machine spread scandalous stories about the opponent that was either false or irrelevant, but Daley kept himself detatched from the stories.
(c) He would have public debates against the opponent and stack the audience in his favor.
(d) He campaigned door-to-door in precincts where he was polling behind his opponent.

13. How many protesters arrived in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) 50,000.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 500.
(d) 25,000.

14. How deeply institutionalized was segregation in Chicago's city planning departments?
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. By what kind of margin did Richard Daley win the election to his fifth term?

3. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for his influence over Chicago politics?

4. What race-related issue did Richard Daley face during his early second term?

5. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?

(see the answer keys)

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