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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How did Richard Daley treat department heads who did not perform well?
(a) He publicly took control of the departments and took credit for improvements.
(b) He ignored their performance hoping the press would not notice.
(c) He quietly found replacements and removed them from office.
(d) Daley defended and kept them in until he was ready to replace them.

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

5. Who did Richard Daley run as Democrat candidate for Cook County Sheriff in 1971?
(a) Ben Adamowski.
(b) Richard Elrod.
(c) Vito Marzullo.
(d) Former Police Chief Orlando Wilson.

6. 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) The indigents who frequented Halsted Street alleys were chased off and eventually resettled in Gary, Indiana.
(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) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.

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

8. 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) Senator Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.
(c) A large peace march was held in Chicago in the Loop area.
(d) Martin Luther King was assassinated.

9. How did Richard Daley's selection for the 1970 Cook County Sheriff's race show in the election?
(a) Elrod won easily.
(b) Marzullo ran a poor race and was narrowly defeated.
(c) Adamowski disappeared mysteriously before the election.
(d) Wilson decided to withdraw before the election was held.

10. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Judge Abraham Marovitz who was debarred.
(b) Dan Rostenkowski who moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as congressman.
(c) Ward Committeeman Vito Marzullo who passed away.
(d) Police Chief Orlando Wilson, who retired.

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

12. What happened to honest officials in the department that became troublesome for Richard Daley?
(a) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(b) Code enforcement personnel with the responsibility to provide housing access were beaten up and taken to the outskirts of Chicago.
(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.

13. 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) Daley realized that he had to act to assuage the anger in segregated neighborhoods after Dr. King's assassination.
(d) The arrest of Dr. King on the false charges threatened to bring down the Democrat Machine if Daley did not act.

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

15. How widely regarded was Richard Daley's victory for his fifth term regarded?
(a) All the way to Washington, D.C.
(b) Within the Cook County Democrat Party.
(c) Very few people noticed.
(d) Throughout the state of Illinois.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the public officials do in the 1970 scandal that compounded the problems for Richard Daley?

3. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?

4. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for his influence over Chicago politics?

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

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