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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 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) He blamed federal restrictions against the sovereignty of cities to act on its problems.
(d) Daley played the innocent game and deferred complaints to the Department heads.

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

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

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

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

6. 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) Daley realized that he had to act to assuage the anger in segregated neighborhoods after Dr. King's assassination.
(c) White voters became angry with the turmoil in their neighborhoods.
(d) The arrest of Dr. King on the false charges threatened to bring down the Democrat Machine if Daley did not act.

7. How did Richard Daley treat department heads who did not perform well?
(a) He ignored their performance hoping the press would not notice.
(b) He quietly found replacements and removed them from office.
(c) Daley defended and kept them in until he was ready to replace them.
(d) He publicly took control of the departments and took credit for improvements.

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

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

10. After controversy around the 1968 Democrat National Convention subsided, what was the condition of Richard Daley?
(a) His record of strong arming opponents had earned him the contempt of political opponents.
(b) He became increasingly paranoid and withdrew to life as a recluse.
(c) He had become tired and proned to make bad judgements.
(d) He had his health, successful children, an outstanding career in Chicago politics, fame, and control of the Machine.

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

12. 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) The assassination of Martin Luther King.
(c) Increased police abuse after the retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.
(d) The retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.

13. Who were among the leaders for the 1972 Democrat nomination for president in 1971?
(a) Bill Clinton, John Foster Dulles, Richard Nixon.
(b) Bobby Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Sargent Shriver.
(c) George McGovern, Ted Kennedy, Edmund Muskie.
(d) Lydon Johnson, Adalai Stevenson III, Jimmy Carter.

14. After the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, how many people were considered to be more powerful than Richard Daley?
(a) President Kennedy and Sam Rayburn.
(b) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
(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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?

3. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?

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

5. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

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