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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Richard Daley convince to hold the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?
(a) The Speaker of the House.
(b) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
(c) The Democrat National Committee.
(d) President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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

3. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?
(a) Daley played the innocent game and deferred complaints to the Department heads.
(b) He ignored the complaints with the knowledge that the machine would take care of all problems.
(c) He blamed federal restrictions against the sovereignty of cities to act on its problems.
(d) He took personal responsibility noting that the appointments were his alone.

4. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.
(b) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(c) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.
(d) 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did certain politicians consider Richard Daley's influence in 1971?

2. What motivated racial violence to intensify?

3. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?

4. How did most Chicagoans consider the corruption within the department?

5. What event took place in Chicago during April that foretold conflict at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?

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