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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) He planned a massive show of force and denied public gathering permits to antiwar groups.
(b) He became a mediator between the various interest groups and the Democratic National Committee.
(c) He began conferring with President Johnson for advice on how to handle the situation.
(d) He did not consider any of the threats to be serious and ignored them.

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

3. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?
(a) Segregated precincts helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know where to apply pressure.
(b) If blacks were allowed to move into white neighborhoods, the whites would be enraged, withdraw its political support for the party in power, and the Machine would collapse.
(c) Segregated neighborhoods helped Mayor Daley know where to focus patronage.
(d) Segregation helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know which votes to count and which to hold back.

4. What event led to the biggest scandal of Richard Daley's second term as mayor?
(a) Three civil rights activists were found beaten to death and buried at a construction site outside of Chicago.
(b) A burglar was arrested.
(c) The Attorney General of Illinois investigated and took steps to take control of the Real Estate Division of the City of Chicago.
(d) A former ward committeeman went public with how precincts would routinely, "Vote the graveyard."

5. 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 Chicago Tribune, "Edmund Muskie."
(b) According to Daley, "All of them."
(c) According to The Minneapolis Star, "Hubert Humphrey."
(d) According to the Washington Post, "Richard Nixon."

Short Answer Questions

1. What police action against a public gathering became a precursor to the Democratic National Convention?

2. Who did Richard Daley run as Democrat candidate for Cook County Sheriff in 1971?

3. What finally forced Richard Daley to hear the demands of Martin Luther King?

4. How did the attention news agencies gave to the April event set up what eventually occurred at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

5. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?

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