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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What 1960 police department scandal caused great embarrassment for Richard Daley?
(a) Several officials were indicted for real estate contract violations.
(b) The murders of the activists were traced back to ward committeemen.
(c) A burglar reported that he was part of a burglary gang and the other members were policemen.
(d) The 1960 presidential election was found to be fraudulent.

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

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

4. 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.

5. What happened on Richard Daley's 68th birthday?
(a) A grand jury published a report that indicted police for abuse during a raid on a West Side residence where two Black Panther leaders were killed.
(b) City employees gave Daley a big party that was visited by high-ranking Democrats from across the country.
(c) He spent a quiet evening in seclusion with his family.
(d) The Democratic Central Committee gave Daley and his wife a trip to the Bahamas.

6. 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.

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

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

9. 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) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.
(d) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.

10. Who did Richard Daley appoint to take care of the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) William Kunstler, a lawyer who was a persistent critic of Chicago city government.
(b) Jesse Jackson, who had been working very closely with Martin Luther King on civil rights issues.
(c) Orlando Wilson, the nation's brilliant and foremost law enforcement expert and corrupt-free head of the University of California's criminology department.
(d) Adalai Stevenson, who had a highly regarded reputation for integrity in Illinois.

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

12. What motivated racial violence to intensify?
(a) A firetruck with all white fireman ran over a black woman and killed her.
(b) Martin Luther King was assassinated.
(c) The hotel for the Los Angeles Dodgers denied rooms to the African-American members of the team.
(d) The bodies of three civil rights volunteers were found at a construction site on the outskirts of Chicago.

13. 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) Elrod won easily.
(d) Adamowski disappeared mysteriously before the election.

14. How did Richard Daley treat department heads who did not perform well?
(a) He quietly found replacements and removed them from office.
(b) He ignored their performance hoping the press would not notice.
(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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What event led to the biggest scandal of Richard Daley's second term as mayor?

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

3. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?

4. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?

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

(see the answer keys)

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