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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?
(a) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.
(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) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.

3. 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) Politicians in Illinois saw his influence on the wane.
(c) The bizarre events preceeding the 1971 elections added to his history of harsh treatment of his opponenets.
(d) National politicians still considered him someone who could produce votes.

4. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?
(a) He restored water services to the fire hydrants in the neighborhood.
(b) He ordered a restoration of Chief Wilson's policies in the African American neighborhoods.
(c) He had a city hall meeting with civil rights advocates to get their input for a new police chief.
(d) He issued shoot to kill orders against arsonists and shoot to maim orders against looters.

5. 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.

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

7. 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) Throughout the state of Illinois.
(d) Very few people noticed.

8. What motivated racial violence to intensify?
(a) The bodies of three civil rights volunteers were found at a construction site on the outskirts of Chicago.
(b) Martin Luther King was assassinated.
(c) A firetruck with all white fireman ran over a black woman and killed her.
(d) The hotel for the Los Angeles Dodgers denied rooms to the African-American members of the team.

9. At what point during the 1968 Democratic National Convention did protesters and security forces clash?
(a) On Wednesday before the presidential nominations were made.
(b) Opening night of the convention.
(c) Throughout the summer weeks before the convention.
(d) The weekend before the start of the convention.

10. How did Richard Daley diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?
(a) Daley transfered a few police commanders and vowed to reform the department.
(b) Daley claimed to repay the Cook County Democratic campaign funds.
(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 public funds from his bank account.

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

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

13. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Daley had a direct connection to federal funding that he used to his political advantage.
(b) Police abuse returned to the black neighborhoods.
(c) Daley was sucked into a legal controversy that marred his remaining years as mayor.
(d) Daley lost his control of the Italian neighborhoods and they started voting Republican.

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

15. 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 name Lyndon B. Johnson as John F. Kennedy's running mate and had his urban renewal plans endorsed by Martin Luther King.
(c) He overwelmingly won a third term as mayor and got Vito Marzullo appointed to the federal court.
(d) He helped to elect John F. Kennedy to the presidency and defeated his rival Ben Adamowski.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened on Richard Daley's 68th birthday?

2. What did Martin Luther King do when Mayor Daley's actions did not satisfactorily address the problems of segregation?

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

4. Who among the front runners for the 1972 Democrat presidential nomination called Richard Daley on his victory for his fifth term?

5. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

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