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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) He planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.
(b) He did not consider any of the threats to be serious and ignored them.
(c) He began conferring with President Johnson for advice on how to handle the situation.
(d) He became a mediator between the various interest groups and the Democratic National Committee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?
(a) The increasing taxes on property and regulations against businesses.
(b) Daley's harsh law enforcement tactics and racial tension.
(c) Increasing federal intrusion and insufficient education funding.
(d) Inadequate housing and bans against African-Americans in Chicago's labor unions.

11. What finally forced Richard Daley to hear the demands of Martin Luther King?
(a) The arrest of Dr. King on the false charges threatened to bring down the Democrat Machine if Daley did not act.
(b) Daley realized that he had to act to assuage the anger in segregated neighborhoods after Dr. King's assassination.
(c) White voters became angry with the turmoil in their neighborhoods.
(d) Daley was impressed with Dr. King's vision from the speech.

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

13. 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 and Sam Rayburn.
(c) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
(d) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How was a police action in April of 1968 characterized by observers?

3. How did Richard Daley diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?

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

5. At what point during the 1968 Democratic National Convention did protesters and security forces clash?

(see the answer keys)

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