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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened on Richard Daley's 68th birthday?
(a) He spent a quiet evening in seclusion with his family.
(b) City employees gave Daley a big party that was visited by high-ranking Democrats from across the country.
(c) 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.
(d) The Democratic Central Committee gave Daley and his wife a trip to the Bahamas.

2. 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) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.
(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.

3. 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 overwelmingly won a third term as mayor and got Vito Marzullo appointed to the federal court.
(c) He helped to elect Dan Rostenkowski to congress and defeated Robert Merriam in a second election.
(d) He helped to elect John F. Kennedy to the presidency and defeated his rival Ben Adamowski.

4. 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) Honest policemen are placed in desk jobs, passed over for promotions, and are isolated from important activities.
(c) Code enforcement personnel with the responsibility to provide housing access were beaten up and taken to the outskirts of Chicago.
(d) Ward committeemen who refused to cheat lost their positions and discredited within the Cook County Democrat Party.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How deeply institutionalized was segregation in Chicago's city planning departments?

2. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?

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

4. How did Richard Daley diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?

5. What were the results of the election leading to Richard Daley's fourth term?

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