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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was a police action in April of 1968 characterized by observers?
(a) The demands of African-American delegates are considered seriously by the Democrat Convention Platform Committee.
(b) It is called a police riot.
(c) The threats of McCarthy supporters is discounted as an easily handled threat.
(d) The unattached Kennedy delegates inspire political activists of all types to go to Chicago to demonstrate.

2. 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 increased abuse against everybody.
(d) He ignored the recommendations and increased the use of force.

3. 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) He took money from City Hall to pay back the Cook County Democratic Party for the Bahamas trip expenses.
(c) He took money out of the Cook County Democratic Party campaign fund to pay back City Hall for the party expenses.
(d) The political advisor was actually a close friend from the Democratic Central Committee and they just spent an increasing amount of time together.

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

5. 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 was arrested by Chicago police on a voter fraud charge.
(d) Dr. King began staging protest marches in white neighborhoods.

6. 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) The bizarre events preceeding the 1971 elections added to his history of harsh treatment of his opponenets.
(c) National politicians still considered him someone who could produce votes.
(d) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.

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

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

9. 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) Both political parties recognized that they would have to become more sensitive to demands from civil rights activists.
(d) McCarthy supporters were discounted as irrelevant and Eugene McCarthy quickly faded from the national stage of political influence.

10. Why did Richard Daley claim he made the moves that he did with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) He said that he controlled City Hall and could do what he wanted with its money.
(b) He said that he controlled the Cook County Democrat Party and could do what he wanted with its money.
(c) He said that he had worked hard all his life and was interested in spending more time with family and friends.
(d) He believed that Chicago was not ready for reform.

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

12. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?
(a) Segregated neighborhoods helped Mayor Daley know where to focus patronage.
(b) 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.
(c) Segregated precincts helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know where to apply pressure.
(d) Segregation helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know which votes to count and which to hold back.

13. 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) Street repair projects.
(d) His decision to move into an African-American neighborhood to initiate desegregation efforts.

14. 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 applauded for recognizing the influence of civil rights advocates on his administration.
(c) He was harshly criticized for being too closely involved in police department policy.
(d) He was criticized to the point that he changed his orders to "minimum force."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What event took place in Chicago during April that foretold conflict at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?

2. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?

3. Who were among the leaders for the 1972 Democrat nomination for president in 1971?

4. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?

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

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