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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did the public officials do in the 1970 scandal that compounded the problems for Richard Daley?
(a) Daley became publicly indignant over the charges which just fueled the speculation that he was losing control of his faculties.
(b) The grand jury discovered that the officers involved in the killing of the Black Panthers fired more than 80 shots, but only one bullet could be traced to the victims guns.
(c) The Daley administration tried to stone wall the investigation into illegal use of public money.
(d) Daley's political opponent was hospitalized after a beating by precinct workers.

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) 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.

5. How did Richard Daley diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?
(a) Daley claimed to repay the public funds from his bank account.
(b) Daley transfered a few police commanders and vowed to reform the department.
(c) He hired a political adviser who guided him in responding to claims he was losing his mental edge.
(d) Daley claimed to repay the Cook County Democratic campaign funds.

6. Who among the front runners for the 1972 Democrat presidential nomination called Richard Daley on his victory for his fifth term?
(a) According to The Minneapolis Star, "Hubert Humphrey."
(b) According to The Chicago Tribune, "Edmund Muskie."
(c) According to the Washington Post, "Richard Nixon."
(d) According to Daley, "All of them."

7. How did the press handle the April event?
(a) Mid-Western news agencies became weary of antiwar protestors and began connecting them with Communist front groups.
(b) The national news agencies began putting increased attention on African-American demands after Dr. King's assassination.
(c) Not many reporters were assigned to the peace march, so it was overlooked.
(d) McCarthy supporters were characterized as a fringe, single issue caucus with no real political influence.

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

9. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?
(a) Robert Merriam.
(b) John Warner.
(c) Ben Adamowski.
(d) Orlando Wilson.

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

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

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

13. What became the most consuming controversy during Richard Daley's first two terms as mayor?
(a) Ward committeemen turning in doctored election returns.
(b) City planners using their positions to profit from real estate development.
(c) Corruption in the police department.
(d) Segregation throughout the city's ethnic neighbor hoods.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?

2. How did Richard Daley treat department heads who did not perform well?

3. What was the result of an effort to prove that Richard Daley's neighbors were intolerant of segregating neighborhoods based on color?

4. What caused an outbreak of fires and looting on Chicago's West Side African-American neighborhoods during Richard Daley's fourth term?

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

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