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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What police action against a public gathering became a precursor to the Democratic National Convention?
(a) Peace marchers ignored police orders to disperse and were beaten, maced, and arrested.
(b) Supporters of Senator Kennedy refused to pledge their support to any other candidate.
(c) Dr. King's assassination caused discontent within African-American delegations to the Convention.
(d) McCarthy's antiwar supporters pledged to disrupt the convention if McCarthy was not nominated.

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

3. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?
(a) He began drinking heavily.
(b) He stonewalled all investigations.
(c) He sequestered himself in his home out of shame.
(d) He made public attacks against people investigating the charges.

4. What was Richard Daley's response after a commission recommended that the police should treat blacks the same as whites?
(a) He relented and began promoting a, "kinder and gentler," police force.
(b) He ignored the recommendations and increased the use of force.
(c) He increased abuse against everybody.
(d) He assigned another commission under his control that recommended he keep his policies in place.

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. How was a police action in April of 1968 characterized by observers?

2. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?

3. What caused an outbreak of fires and looting on Chicago's West Side African-American neighborhoods during Richard Daley's fourth term?

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

5. How widely regarded was Richard Daley's victory for his fifth term regarded?

(see the answer keys)

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