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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is a campaign tactic that Richard Daley used against all of his election opponents?
(a) He campaigned door-to-door in precincts where he was polling behind his opponent.
(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) On election day he had public works projects on streets for polling sites in precincts where he feared losing.

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

6. 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.

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

8. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?
(a) Daley played the innocent game and deferred complaints to the Department heads.
(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) He took personal responsibility noting that the appointments were his alone.

9. Who did Richard Daley convince to hold the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?
(a) The Speaker of the House.
(b) President Lyndon B. Johnson.
(c) The Democrat National Committee.
(d) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.

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

11. Who did Richard Daley run as Democrat candidate for Cook County Sheriff in 1971?
(a) Richard Elrod.
(b) Ben Adamowski.
(c) Vito Marzullo.
(d) Former Police Chief Orlando Wilson.

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

13. How did most Chicagoans consider the corruption within the department?
(a) The became accustomed to ethnic neighborhoods to be the consequence of human nature.
(b) They realized that selling and buying property in Chicago was more costly than it was worth, so the market dried up.
(c) An increasing number of voters attempted to register as Republican.
(d) A natural part of Chicago.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What did Richard Daley actually do with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?

(see the answer keys)

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