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Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does William Seward feel it necessary to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?
(a) To silence political dissenters.
(b) In order to allow the arrest of Confederate spies.
(c) To preserve the organization and morale of national forces.
(d) To undermine any potential assassination plots.

2. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?
(a) For brokering Army enlistments.
(b) For running good through blockades.
(c) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(d) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.

3. What decision does General John C. Frymont make about Joseph Aubuchon?
(a) He overturns Aubuchon's conviction.
(b) He arrests Aubuchon for interfering in military trials.
(c) He orders Aubuchon's execution.
(d) He upholds Aubuchon's conviction.

4. Why does the War Department arrest John N. Eitel in 1865?
(a) For running good through blockades.
(b) For brokering Army enlistments.
(c) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(d) For exercising freedom of expression.

5. What precedent is set in Joseph Griffin's case?
(a) The suspension of habeas corpus legalizes military arrest.
(b) The suspension of habeas corpus does not legalize wrongful arrest.
(c) Financial remuneration must be given to private citizens.
(d) Suspected sympathizers have no rights.

6. What orders does President Lincoln give General Benjamin F. Butler and General-in-Chief Winfield Scott in Chapter 1?
(a) Attack on sight.
(b) Free those in chains, chain those who fight.
(c) Arrest any who resist.
(d) Watch, wait and be ready to respond.

7. Why does the War Department arrest telegraphers in four major cities in 1864?
(a) They are telegraphing Union secrets across Confederate lines.
(b) They are suspected Confederate sympathizers.
(c) They refuse to telegraph a false message from the White House.
(d) They fear the telegraph system has been compromised.

8. What does Provost Marshal General Bernard G. Farrar declare in light of General Paine's arrests in Chapter 2?
(a) Non-military personnel are subject to military law during war.
(b) Property does not exist in the absence of law.
(c) Due process is a privilege, not a right.
(d) Due process is a constitutional and moral right.

9. What are the most common reasons for civilian arrest between 1863 and 1864?
(a) Blockade running and smuggling.
(b) Stealing food and supplies from the Union forces.
(c) Publishing anti-Union articles.
(d) Evading the draft.

10. What does Attorney General Edward Bates prepare for President Lincoln in Chapter 1?
(a) A Jacksonian defense.
(b) A list of Confederate supporters.
(c) A list of Maryland lawmakers who may be arrested.
(d) A collection of international civil liberty laws.

11. Whom does the Secretary of the Navy blame for the hoax published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?
(a) Frank A. Mallison.
(b) Charles Dana.
(c) Hamilton Easter.
(d) Oliver Cromwell.

12. How are disloyal citizens tried in Chapter 2?
(a) In federal courts.
(b) In civil courts.
(c) In military commissions.
(d) In the field.

13. How do the Confederates plan on reacting to Grant's order in Chapter 4?
(a) Arrest Union citizens to use in hostage exchanges.
(b) Hide in the woods and snipe Union soldiers as they pass.
(c) Burn all the farms and villages north of the border.
(d) Conscript Union citizens as Confederate soldiers.

14. Why is Dennis A. Mahony arrested in Chapter 3?
(a) For breaking up a recruitment rally.
(b) For discouraging enlistments.
(c) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(d) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.

15. When does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Missouri?
(a) After a potential assassination plot is uncovered.
(b) After Confederate spies are found hiding in the capital courthouse.
(c) After local commanders suspend civil liberties.
(d) After mobs riot in the streets of Jefferson City.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who intervenes on John Eitel's behalf?

2. Who is Henry W. Halleck?

3. Why does General William S. Harney refuse to release Captain Emmett McDonald?

4. Which unpopular bill does Congress pass on July 17, 1862?

5. Dennis A. Mahony is editor of which newspaper in Chapter 3?

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