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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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 the Cook County Democrat Party and could do what he wanted with its money.
(b) He said that he controlled City Hall and could do what he wanted with its money.
(c) He believed that Chicago was not ready for reform.
(d) He said that he had worked hard all his life and was interested in spending more time with family and friends.

5. 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) Police opened up fire hoses and scattered the protestors.
(d) Business owners had the protestors arrested and took law suits against the leaders that organized the protests.

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

7. How did the attention news agencies gave to the April event set up what eventually occurred at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) 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.
(b) McCarthy supporters were discounted as irrelevant and Eugene McCarthy quickly faded from the national stage of political influence.
(c) Both political parties recognized that they would have to become more sensitive to demands from civil rights activists.
(d) Middle class and middle aged voters began supporting abuse against antiwar protesters.

8. 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.

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

10. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?
(a) He ignored the complaints with the knowledge that the machine would take care of all problems.
(b) He took personal responsibility noting that the appointments were his alone.
(c) Daley played the innocent game and deferred complaints to the Department heads.
(d) He blamed federal restrictions against the sovereignty of cities to act on its problems.

11. 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 out of the Cook County Democratic Party campaign fund to pay back City Hall for the party expenses.
(d) He took money from City Hall to pay back the Cook County Democratic Party for the Bahamas trip expenses.

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

13. Who did Richard Daley appoint to take care of the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) Jesse Jackson, who had been working very closely with Martin Luther King on civil rights issues.
(b) William Kunstler, a lawyer who was a persistent critic of Chicago city government.
(c) Adalai Stevenson, who had a highly regarded reputation for integrity in Illinois.
(d) Orlando Wilson, the nation's brilliant and foremost law enforcement expert and corrupt-free head of the University of California's criminology department.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?

3. What made this candidate for Cook County Sheriff an attractive choice for the election?

4. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?

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

(see the answer keys)

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