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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Martin Luther King do when Mayor Daley's actions did not satisfactorily address the problems of segregation?
(a) Dr. King was arrested by Chicago police on a voter fraud charge.
(b) Dr. King went to Washington, D.C. and delivered his "I have a dream" speech.
(c) Dr. King began staging protest marches in white neighborhoods.
(d) Dr. King left for Memphis, Tennessee where he was assassinated.

3. To what did Richard Daley credit his large majorities in African-American precincts?
(a) The involvement of Martin Luther King in civil rights controversies.
(b) His decision to move into an African-American neighborhood to initiate desegregation efforts.
(c) His door-to-door campaigning.
(d) Street repair projects.

4. 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) 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.
(c) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(d) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.

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

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

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

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

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

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) Daley claimed to repay the public funds from his bank account.
(d) He hired a political adviser who guided him in responding to claims he was losing his mental edge.

11. What did the response of contenders for the 1972 Democrat Presidential Nomination signify to Richard Daley?
(a) His power was alive and well.
(b) His power was appreciated by Republicans.
(c) His power had a regional influence.
(d) His power was limited to Chicago.

12. What happened on Richard Daley's 68th birthday?
(a) City employees gave Daley a big party that was visited by high-ranking Democrats from across the country.
(b) The Democratic Central Committee gave Daley and his wife a trip to the Bahamas.
(c) He spent a quiet evening in seclusion with his family.
(d) A grand jury published a report that indicted police for abuse during a raid on a West Side residence where two Black Panther leaders were killed.

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

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

15. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) Police Chief Wilson frustrated Daley because he treated African-American protestors with a light touch, and per their agreement Wilson was the one official Daley could not boss around.
(b) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.
(c) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(d) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How did Richard Daley address the corruption within the city government?

4. What race-related issue did Richard Daley face during his early second 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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