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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What were the results of the election leading to Richard Daley's fourth term?
(a) Daley won a narrow victory.
(b) His opponent died in a mysterious auto accident two days before the election.
(c) Daley won with 73 percent of the vote.
(d) Daley was forced to dispatch more street repair projects than he ever had.

3. Why did Richard Daley claim he made the moves that he did with the 1970 scandal involving public officials?
(a) He said that he had worked hard all his life and was interested in spending more time with family and friends.
(b) He believed that Chicago was not ready for reform.
(c) He said that he controlled City Hall and could do what he wanted with its money.
(d) He said that he controlled the Cook County Democrat Party and could do what he wanted with its money.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What race-related issue did Richard Daley face during his early second term?

2. What did Martin Luther King do when Mayor Daley's actions did not satisfactorily address the problems of segregation?

3. How large and what was the make up of the security detail for the 1968 Democratic National convention?

4. What was Richard Daley's initial response to the 1960 police department scandal?

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

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