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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What finally forced Richard Daley to hear the demands of Martin Luther King?
(a) Daley was impressed with Dr. King's vision from the speech.
(b) White voters became angry with the turmoil in their neighborhoods.
(c) The arrest of Dr. King on the false charges threatened to bring down the Democrat Machine if Daley did not act.
(d) Daley realized that he had to act to assuage the anger in segregated neighborhoods after Dr. King's assassination.

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

3. Where did Daley choose to begin his urban renewal projects?
(a) Along Waveland Avenue near Wrigley Field.
(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) West Halsted Street near the Chicago International Amphitheatre where the 1968 Democrat National Convention was eventually held.

4. How did the attention news agencies gave to the April event set up what eventually occurred at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) Both political parties recognized that they would have to become more sensitive to demands from civil rights activists.
(b) McCarthy supporters were discounted as irrelevant and Eugene McCarthy quickly faded from the national stage of political influence.
(c) Middle class and middle aged voters began supporting abuse against antiwar protesters.
(d) 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.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for his influence over Chicago politics?
(a) The close margin convinced the City Council that it was time to challenge Daley's agenda.
(b) The lack of opposition to Daley bred apathy within the Chicago political system.
(c) He maintained control of the City Council.
(d) Daley was seen as a dangerous man and high placed office holders began to plot against him.

11. What event led to the biggest scandal of Richard Daley's second term as mayor?
(a) A burglar was arrested.
(b) A former ward committeeman went public with how precincts would routinely, "Vote the graveyard."
(c) The Attorney General of Illinois investigated and took steps to take control of the Real Estate Division of the City of Chicago.
(d) Three civil rights activists were found beaten to death and buried at a construction site outside of Chicago.

12. What was the result of an effort to prove that Richard Daley's neighbors were intolerant of segregating neighborhoods based on color?
(a) The Chicago School Board ignored the requests and kept the students in their assigned schools.
(b) A riot broke out in Mayor Daley's neighborhood and the African-American students were forced to move out after only a few days.
(c) Police opened up fire hoses and scattered the protestors.
(d) Business owners had the protestors arrested and took law suits against the leaders that organized the protests.

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

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

15. 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 did not consider any of the threats to be serious and ignored them.
(c) He planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.
(d) He began conferring with President Johnson for advice on how to handle the situation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tactic did segregation opponents use to point out the problem of segregation in Chicago?

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

3. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

4. What did the public officials do in the 1970 scandal that compounded the problems for Richard Daley?

5. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?

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