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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(c) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.
(d) 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.

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

4. What did the public officials do in the 1970 scandal that compounded the problems for Richard Daley?
(a) 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.
(b) Daley became publicly indignant over the charges which just fueled the speculation that he was losing control of his faculties.
(c) Daley's political opponent was hospitalized after a beating by precinct workers.
(d) The Daley administration tried to stone wall the investigation into illegal use of public money.

5. 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 Daley, "All of them."
(c) According to the Washington Post, "Richard Nixon."
(d) According to The Chicago Tribune, "Edmund Muskie."

6. What was the result of an effort to prove that Richard Daley's neighbors were intolerant of segregating neighborhoods based on color?
(a) The Chicago School Board ignored the requests and kept the students in their assigned schools.
(b) A riot broke out in Mayor Daley's neighborhood and the African-American students were forced to move out after only a few days.
(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.

7. 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 criticized to the point that he changed his orders to "minimum force."
(d) He was harshly criticized for being too closely involved in police department policy.

8. After Richard Daley put his scandal behind him, what two political victories did he achieve?
(a) He helped to name Lyndon B. Johnson as John F. Kennedy's running mate and had his urban renewal plans endorsed by Martin Luther King.
(b) He helped to elect Dan Rostenkowski to congress and defeated Robert Merriam in a second election.
(c) He helped to elect John F. Kennedy to the presidency and defeated his rival Ben Adamowski.
(d) He overwelmingly won a third term as mayor and got Vito Marzullo appointed to the federal court.

9. 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) African-American activists ignorned "Whites Only" signs on businesses and demanded service from the proprietors.
(c) They organized a sit-in of African-American activists at segregated public venues.
(d) They rented a flat in Richard Daley's neighborhood and put up two African-American college students in the residence.

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

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

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

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

14. What is a campaign tactic that Richard Daley used against all of his election opponents?
(a) The Chicago Democrat Machine spread scandalous stories about the opponent that was either false or irrelevant, but Daley kept himself detatched from the stories.
(b) On election day he had public works projects on streets for polling sites in precincts where he feared losing.
(c) He would have public debates against the opponent and stack the audience in his favor.
(d) He campaigned door-to-door in precincts where he was polling behind his opponent.

15. What discrepancy was committed by public officials in 1970 that caused problems for the Daley Administration?
(a) A Chicago Tribune discovered that Richard Daley's birthday party thrown by City Hall employees was funded illegally with public money.
(b) A political opponent of Daley's reported that the trip to the Bahamas given as a gift to Daley was illegally funded with campaign donations.
(c) Police officers claimed they were defending themselves against an attack by the Black Panthers.
(d) Those who were critical of Daley's decisions pointed to his avoidance of the public as evidence he was becoming a recluse.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What police action against a public gathering became a precursor to the Democratic National Convention?

3. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for influence over the future of Chicago politics?

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

5. When did racial conflicts begin to become public in Chicago?

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