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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 had meetings with corrupt officials and reminded them of his basic creed, "Don't get caught."
(c) He hired a P.R. firm to put a positive spin on the controversies.
(d) He personally took charge and fired or incarcerated offenders.

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

3. 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 former ward committeeman went public with how precincts would routinely, "Vote the graveyard."
(d) A burglar was arrested.

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

5. How deeply institutionalized was segregation in Chicago's city planning departments?
(a) Parks in African-American neighborhoods were not maintained and hand very little landscaping or open fields, whereas parks in white neighborhoods were well maintained and landscaped.
(b) White applicants for business licenses were given preferential treatment, white-owned businesses were provided police protection, and crimes in African-American businesses were not investigated.
(c) Chicago public schools in white neighborhoods were sufficiently funded and teachers were routinely provided professional training support, while schools in African-American neighborhoods required additional funding from the community and the teachers were not given training opportunities.
(d) African-Americans were prohibited from moving into white communities, expressways were built as borders between ethnic neighborhoods, and geriatric homes were not built in white neighborhoods to prevent access by elderly African-Americans.

6. What event took place in Chicago during April that foretold conflict at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?
(a) Eugene McCarthy's primary victories invigorated the antiwar movement.
(b) A large peace march was held in Chicago in the Loop area.
(c) Senator Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.
(d) Martin Luther King was assassinated.

7. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?
(a) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.
(b) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.
(c) Both the Irish and African American residents were suspicious at first but came to appreciate the efforts to improve and open their neighborhoods.
(d) The indigents who frequented Halsted Street alleys were chased off and eventually resettled in Gary, Indiana.

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

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

10. 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.

11. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for his influence over Chicago politics?
(a) He maintained control of the City Council.
(b) The lack of opposition to Daley bred apathy within the Chicago political system.
(c) The close margin convinced the City Council that it was time to challenge Daley's agenda.
(d) Daley was seen as a dangerous man and high placed office holders began to plot against him.

12. What did Richard Daley actually do with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) The political advisor was actually a close friend from the Democratic Central Committee and they just spent an increasing amount of time together.
(b) He did not follow up on his promises to reform the Police Department after the deaths of the Black Panthers.
(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.

13. After Richard Daley put his scandal behind him, what two political victories did he achieve?
(a) He helped to elect Dan Rostenkowski to congress and defeated Robert Merriam in a second election.
(b) He helped to elect John F. Kennedy to the presidency and defeated his rival Ben Adamowski.
(c) He overwelmingly won a third term as mayor and got Vito Marzullo appointed to the federal court.
(d) 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What race-related issue did Richard Daley face during his early second term?

2. How large and what was the make up of the security detail for the 1968 Democratic National convention?

3. What became the most consuming controversy during Richard Daley's first two terms as mayor?

4. What did the response of contenders for the 1972 Democrat Presidential Nomination signify to Richard Daley?

5. How did the public respond to Richard Daley's response to the outbreaks?

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