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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
(a) President Kennedy frustrated Daley because he did little to offer political support during the turmoil.
(b) Police Chief Wilson frustrated Daley because he treated African-American protestors with a light touch, and per their agreement Wilson was the one official Daley could not boss around.
(c) William Kunstler frustrated Daley because he was continually threatening legal action on the injustices Dr. King publicized.
(d) Martin Luther King frustrated Daley because he had no control over Dr. King when he caused bad publicity with his protests.

2. How did Richard Daley diffuse the 1970 scandal involving the public officials?
(a) Daley transfered a few police commanders and vowed to reform the department.
(b) He hired a political adviser who guided him in responding to claims he was losing his mental edge.
(c) Daley claimed to repay the public funds from his bank account.
(d) Daley claimed to repay the Cook County Democratic campaign funds.

3. What did the election results for Richard Daley's fifth term mean for influence over the future of Chicago politics?
(a) The results meant that the coming political challenges would leave his influence subject to his successor.
(b) Suspicion among Chicago politicians fueled Daley's paranoia and he began making strange decisions.
(c) Growing apathy began to overshadow all the events of his early career.
(d) The results meant he could name his successor.

4. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?
(a) Segregated neighborhoods helped Mayor Daley know where to focus patronage.
(b) Segregated precincts helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know where to apply pressure.
(c) 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.
(d) Segregation helped the Cook County Democratic Central Committee know which votes to count and which to hold back.

5. Who did Richard Daley appoint to take care of the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) William Kunstler, a lawyer who was a persistent critic of Chicago city government.
(b) Jesse Jackson, who had been working very closely with Martin Luther King on civil rights issues.
(c) Orlando Wilson, the nation's brilliant and foremost law enforcement expert and corrupt-free head of the University of California's criminology department.
(d) Adalai Stevenson, who had a highly regarded reputation for integrity in Illinois.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?

2. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?

3. What event took place in Chicago during April that foretold conflict at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago?

4. What motivated racial violence to intensify?

5. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?

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