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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Richard Daley address the corruption within the city government?
(a) He tried to blow the bad news off the front pages with big, circus-like events.
(b) He had meetings with corrupt officials and reminded them of his basic creed, "Don't get caught."
(c) He hired a P.R. firm to put a positive spin on the controversies.
(d) He personally took charge and fired or incarcerated offenders.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?

4. Who among the front runners for the 1972 Democrat presidential nomination called Richard Daley on his victory for his fifth term?

5. What made this candidate for Cook County Sheriff an attractive choice for the election?

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