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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 address the corruption within the city government?
(a) He hired a P.R. firm to put a positive spin on the controversies.
(b) He personally took charge and fired or incarcerated offenders.
(c) He tried to blow the bad news off the front pages with big, circus-like events.
(d) He had meetings with corrupt officials and reminded them of his basic creed, "Don't get caught."

2. 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.

3. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.
(b) Police Chief Wilson frustrated Daley because he treated African-American protestors with a light touch, and per their agreement Wilson was the one official Daley could not boss around.
(c) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(d) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.

4. At what point during the 1968 Democratic National Convention did protesters and security forces clash?
(a) The weekend before the start of the convention.
(b) Throughout the summer weeks before the convention.
(c) On Wednesday before the presidential nominations were made.
(d) Opening night of the convention.

5. How did the press handle the April event?
(a) The national news agencies began putting increased attention on African-American demands after Dr. King's assassination.
(b) McCarthy supporters were characterized as a fringe, single issue caucus with no real political influence.
(c) Not many reporters were assigned to the peace march, so it was overlooked.
(d) Mid-Western news agencies became weary of antiwar protestors and began connecting them with Communist front groups.

6. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?
(a) He assigned another commission under his control that recommended he keep his policies in place.
(b) He relented and began promoting a, "kinder and gentler," police force.
(c) He ignored the recommendations and increased the use of force.
(d) He increased abuse against everybody.

7. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) He stonewalled all investigations.
(b) He made public attacks against people investigating the charges.
(c) He began drinking heavily.
(d) He sequestered himself in his home out of shame.

8. What tactic did segregation opponents use to point out the problem of segregation in Chicago?
(a) They rented a flat in Richard Daley's neighborhood and put up two African-American college students in the residence.
(b) They organized a sit-in of African-American activists at segregated public venues.
(c) African-American activists ignorned "Whites Only" signs on businesses and demanded service from the proprietors.
(d) African-American parents began enrolling their children in white schools near their homes.

9. 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) Marzullo ran a poor race and was narrowly defeated.
(c) Wilson decided to withdraw before the election was held.
(d) Elrod won easily.

10. What did Martin Luther King do when Mayor Daley's actions did not satisfactorily address the problems of segregation?
(a) Dr. King was arrested by Chicago police on a voter fraud charge.
(b) Dr. King left for Memphis, Tennessee where he was assassinated.
(c) Dr. King went to Washington, D.C. and delivered his "I have a dream" speech.
(d) Dr. King began staging protest marches in white neighborhoods.

11. Where did Daley choose to begin his urban renewal projects?
(a) On the south side between Daley's Irish Catholic birthplace and an African-American neighborhood.
(b) An old Italian neighborhood known as the Valley.
(c) Along Waveland Avenue near Wrigley Field.
(d) West Halsted Street near the Chicago International Amphitheatre where the 1968 Democrat National Convention was eventually held.

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

13. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?
(a) His neigbors pelted them with rocks.
(b) The gathering was joined by neighborhood supporters who considered segregation in Chicago unjust.
(c) Police forces arrived to arrest all that were involved.
(d) A firetruck was dispatched to scatter the gathering with its fire hoses.

14. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?
(a) Street repair projects.
(b) His decision to move into an African-American neighborhood to initiate desegregation efforts.
(c) His door-to-door campaigning.
(d) The involvement of Martin Luther King in civil rights controversies.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom did Richard Daley become most upset during the time of growing racial conflict?

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

3. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?

4. After Richard Daley put his scandal behind him, what two political victories did he achieve?

5. What motivated racial violence to intensify?

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