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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.
(b) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(c) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.
(d) 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.

2. What made this candidate for Cook County Sheriff an attractive choice for the election?
(a) Elrod was hospitalized after having allegedly been injured by a Weatherman activist.
(b) Chicagoans considered Orlando Wilson an effective law enforcement officer.
(c) Marzullo is assured of delivering the Itallian vote.
(d) Adamowski is considered to be independent of Daley's influence.

3. What race-related issue did Richard Daley face during his early second term?
(a) African-American discontent with segregated neighborhoods.
(b) Segregated schools.
(c) Segregated public facilities.
(d) Segregated businesses.

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

5. 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) West Halsted Street near the Chicago International Amphitheatre where the 1968 Democrat National Convention was eventually held.
(d) On the south side between Daley's Irish Catholic birthplace and an African-American neighborhood.

6. 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.

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

8. What were the results of the election leading to Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) Daley won with 73 percent of the vote.
(b) His opponent died in a mysterious auto accident two days before the election.
(c) Daley was forced to dispatch more street repair projects than he ever had.
(d) Daley won a narrow victory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. How did certain politicians consider Richard Daley's influence in 1971?
(a) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.
(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) The bizarre events preceeding the 1971 elections added to his history of harsh treatment of his opponenets.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What discrepancy was committed by public officials in 1970 that caused problems for the Daley Administration?

3. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for his influence over Chicago politics?

4. Besides protesters, who else did security forces target for harassment during the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

5. How widely regarded was Richard Daley's victory for his fifth term regarded?

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