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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What made this candidate for Cook County Sheriff an attractive choice for the election?
(a) Adamowski is considered to be independent of Daley's influence.
(b) Marzullo is assured of delivering the Itallian vote.
(c) Elrod was hospitalized after having allegedly been injured by a Weatherman activist.
(d) Chicagoans considered Orlando Wilson an effective law enforcement officer.

2. What happened to segregation opponents who showed up at Richard Daley's house?
(a) His neigbors pelted them with rocks.
(b) The gathering was joined by neighborhood supporters who considered segregation in Chicago unjust.
(c) Police forces arrived to arrest all that were involved.
(d) A firetruck was dispatched to scatter the gathering with its fire hoses.

3. What resulted from the high ranking personnel change that came to Daley at the beginning of his fourth term?
(a) Police abuse returned to the black neighborhoods.
(b) Daley had a direct connection to federal funding that he used to his political advantage.
(c) Daley lost his control of the Italian neighborhoods and they started voting Republican.
(d) Daley was sucked into a legal controversy that marred his remaining years as mayor.

4. What were the issues that Richard Daley's opponent raised during the election before his fourth term?
(a) Increasing federal intrusion and insufficient education funding.
(b) Daley's harsh law enforcement tactics and racial tension.
(c) The increasing taxes on property and regulations against businesses.
(d) Inadequate housing and bans against African-Americans in Chicago's labor unions.

5. How did Richard Daley handle complaints against his department heads?
(a) He ignored the complaints with the knowledge that the machine would take care of all problems.
(b) Daley played the innocent game and deferred complaints to the Department heads.
(c) He took personal responsibility noting that the appointments were his alone.
(d) He blamed federal restrictions against the sovereignty of cities to act on its problems.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?

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

3. How did Richard Daley respond to growing tensions in the weeks leading up to the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

4. How did the press handle the April event?

5. What happened to Richard Daley's popularity in Chicago after the turmoil of the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

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