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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was a police action in April of 1968 characterized by observers?
(a) The unattached Kennedy delegates inspire political activists of all types to go to Chicago to demonstrate.
(b) It is called a police riot.
(c) The demands of African-American delegates are considered seriously by the Democrat Convention Platform Committee.
(d) The threats of McCarthy supporters is discounted as an easily handled threat.

2. Who was Richard Daley's opponent during his fourth run for Mayor?
(a) Robert Merriam.
(b) John Warner.
(c) Ben Adamowski.
(d) Orlando Wilson.

3. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) Chicagoans became ashamed of Daley's rough treatment and began abandoning his leadership.
(b) He became a negative influence to Democrats seeking high political office.
(c) The events around the 1968 convention had no lasting influence as Americans soon focused on the presidential campaign.
(d) His popularity grew as he was seen as opposing influences considered to be threats to the middle class.

4. How many protesters arrived in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention?
(a) 500.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 25,000.

5. What did the public officials do in the 1970 scandal that compounded the problems for Richard Daley?
(a) The grand jury discovered that the officers involved in the killing of the Black Panthers fired more than 80 shots, but only one bullet could be traced to the victims guns.
(b) Daley's political opponent was hospitalized after a beating by precinct workers.
(c) The Daley administration tried to stone wall the investigation into illegal use of public money.
(d) Daley became publicly indignant over the charges which just fueled the speculation that he was losing control of his faculties.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did Richard Daley's selection for the 1970 Cook County Sheriff's race show in the election?

3. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?

4. How was Richard Daley's initial urban renewal effort accepted by those who who used the areas?

5. After Richard Daley put his scandal behind him, what two political victories did he achieve?

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