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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 began staging protest marches in white neighborhoods.
(c) Dr. King left for Memphis, Tennessee where he was assassinated.
(d) Dr. King went to Washington, D.C. and delivered his "I have a dream" speech.

2. Where did Daley choose to begin his urban renewal projects?
(a) West Halsted Street near the Chicago International Amphitheatre where the 1968 Democrat National Convention was eventually held.
(b) On the south side between Daley's Irish Catholic birthplace and an African-American neighborhood.
(c) An old Italian neighborhood known as the Valley.
(d) Along Waveland Avenue near Wrigley Field.

3. 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 The Chicago Tribune, "Edmund Muskie."
(d) According to Daley, "All of them."

4. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?
(a) He ignored the recommendations and increased the use of force.
(b) He assigned another commission under his control that recommended he keep his policies in place.
(c) He increased abuse against everybody.
(d) He relented and began promoting a, "kinder and gentler," police force.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?

2. What did the response of contenders for the 1972 Democrat Presidential Nomination signify to Richard Daley?

3. How widely regarded was Richard Daley's victory for his fifth term regarded?

4. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

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

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