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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 diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?
(a) He hired a political adviser who guided him in responding to claims he was losing his mental edge.
(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) Daley claimed to repay the public funds from his bank account.

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

3. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?
(a) Segregation helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know which votes to count and which to hold back.
(b) Segregated neighborhoods helped Mayor Daley know where to focus patronage.
(c) Segregated precincts helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know where to apply pressure.
(d) If blacks were allowed to move into white neighborhoods, the whites would be enraged, withdraw its political support for the party in power, and the Machine would collapse.

4. 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 had his health, successful children, an outstanding career in Chicago politics, fame, and control of the Machine.
(c) He had become tired and proned to make bad judgements.
(d) He became increasingly paranoid and withdrew to life as a recluse.

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

6. 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) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.
(c) National politicians still considered him someone who could produce votes.
(d) Since he faced no competition he was not considered a serious political influence.

7. Besides protesters, who else did security forces target for harassment during the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) Spectators of the events.
(b) Organizers who were not at the protest sites.
(c) News reporters.
(d) Sidewalk merchants.

8. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) His popularity grew as he was seen as opposing influences considered to be threats to the middle class.
(b) The events around the 1968 convention had no lasting influence as Americans soon focused on the presidential campaign.
(c) He became a negative influence to Democrats seeking high political office.
(d) Chicagoans became ashamed of Daley's rough treatment and began abandoning his leadership.

9. With whom did Richard Daley become most upset during the time of growing racial conflict?
(a) President Kennedy.
(b) Civil Rights lawyer William Kunstler.
(c) Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King.
(d) Police Chief Orlando Wilson.

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

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

12. What did Richard Daley actually do with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) He did not follow up on his promises to reform the Police Department after the deaths of the Black Panthers.
(b) The political advisor was actually a close friend from the Democratic Central Committee and they just spent an increasing amount of time together.
(c) He took money from City Hall to pay back the Cook County Democratic Party for the Bahamas trip expenses.
(d) He took money out of the Cook County Democratic Party campaign fund to pay back City Hall for the party expenses.

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

14. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?
(a) He had a city hall meeting with civil rights advocates to get their input for a new police chief.
(b) He ordered a restoration of Chief Wilson's policies in the African American neighborhoods.
(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.

15. 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) A large peace march was held in Chicago in the Loop area.
(c) Senator Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.
(d) Martin Luther King was assassinated.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Richard Daley's selection for the 1970 Cook County Sheriff's race show in the election?

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

3. What is a campaign tactic that Richard Daley used against all of his election opponents?

4. What were the results of the election leading to Richard Daley's fourth term?

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

(see the answer keys)

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