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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the inauguration of John F. Kennedy, how many people were considered to be more powerful than Richard Daley?
(a) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) President Kennedy and Sam Rayburn.
(c) President Kennedy, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
(d) Just President Kennedy.

2. What became the most consuming controversy during Richard Daley's first two terms as mayor?
(a) Segregation throughout the city's ethnic neighbor hoods.
(b) Ward committeemen turning in doctored election returns.
(c) Corruption in the police department.
(d) City planners using their positions to profit from real estate development.

3. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?
(a) Both the Irish and African American residents were suspicious at first but came to appreciate the efforts to improve and open their neighborhoods.
(b) The indigents who frequented Halsted Street alleys were chased off and eventually resettled in Gary, Indiana.
(c) Residents in the Valley staged an uprising.
(d) Cubs fans were mildly inconvenienced, but hoped the changes would bring a World Series to the Friendly Confines.

4. What caused an outbreak of fires and looting on Chicago's West Side African-American neighborhoods during Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) Daley ordering water to be cut off from fire hydrants in the area.
(b) Increased police abuse after the retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.
(c) The assassination of Martin Luther King.
(d) The retirement of Police Chief Orlando Wilson.

5. Who did Richard Daley replace at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Dan Rostenkowski who moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as congressman.
(b) Judge Abraham Marovitz who was debarred.
(c) Police Chief Orlando Wilson, who retired.
(d) Ward Committeeman Vito Marzullo who passed away.

Short Answer Questions

1. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?

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

3. How did Richard Daley respond to the outbreaks?

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

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

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