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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?
(a) A firetruck was dispatched to scatter the gathering with its fire hoses.
(b) Police forces arrived to arrest all that were involved.
(c) His neigbors pelted them with rocks.
(d) The gathering was joined by neighborhood supporters who considered segregation in Chicago unjust.

2. What tactic did segregation opponents use to point out the problem of segregation in Chicago?
(a) African-American activists ignorned "Whites Only" signs on businesses and demanded service from the proprietors.
(b) African-American parents began enrolling their children in white schools near their homes.
(c) They rented a flat in Richard Daley's neighborhood and put up two African-American college students in the residence.
(d) They organized a sit-in of African-American activists at segregated public venues.

3. After controversy around the 1968 Democrat National Convention subsided, what was the condition of Richard Daley?
(a) He became increasingly paranoid and withdrew to life as a recluse.
(b) He had his health, successful children, an outstanding career in Chicago politics, fame, and control of the Machine.
(c) He had become tired and proned to make bad judgements.
(d) His record of strong arming opponents had earned him the contempt of political opponents.

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

5. 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 helped to elect John F. Kennedy to the presidency and defeated his rival Ben Adamowski.
(d) He overwelmingly won a third term as mayor and got Vito Marzullo appointed to the federal court.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Richard Daley claim he made the moves that he did with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?

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

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

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

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

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