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

2. In 1864, what bogus presidential proclamation is published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?
(a) A report of new taxes being levied by Lincoln.
(b) An announcement of a truce.
(c) The announcement of a new 400,000-man draft.
(d) A report of a White House fire.

3. What type of state is Missouri described as being in Chapter 2?
(a) A rebellious state.
(b) A loyal state.
(c) A neutral state.
(d) A Confederate state.

4. What war time legal practice is revived due to the rise of guerilla warfare in America?
(a) Seizure of property.
(b) Military commissions.
(c) Hangings.
(d) Execution squads.

5. Why is Nathaniel Bachelder arrested in Chapter 3?
(a) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(b) For warning recruits they will go to hell.
(c) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(d) For raising forces for the Confederacy.

6. Whom does General Grant expel from Tennessee for violating Treasury regulations?
(a) Edward Bates.
(b) Joseph Law.
(c) All Jews.
(d) Confederate bankers.

7. What is the verdict in Joseph Griffin's case?
(a) Captain Wilcox does not have the right to arrest Mr. Griffin.
(b) Mr. Griffin is jailed for being a Confederate sympathizer.
(c) Mr. Griffin is awarded damages equaling the cost of his inventory.
(d) Captain Wilcox does have the right to arrest Mr. Griffin.

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

9. To whom does President Lincoln have to explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?
(a) Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
(b) Congress.
(c) The American public.
(d) His cabinet.

10. Why does Joseph Griffin sue Captain Frank Wilcox for false imprisonment?
(a) He is a legal citizen of the United States.
(b) He is a loyal citizen of the Union.
(c) Martial law does not give the right to confiscate private property.
(d) He has a license to sell alcohol.

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

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

13. Why is John Merryman arrested in Chapter 1?
(a) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(b) For raising forces for the Confederacy.
(c) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(d) For shooting his slaves.

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

15. Which newspaper does Chauncey Burr publish in Chapter 3?
(a) The "Merryman."
(b) The Dubuque "Herald."
(c) The Newark "Evening Journal."
(d) The "American Bastile."

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Samuel E. Perkins do in Chapter 4?

2. Why does the War Department arrest telegraphers in four major cities in 1864?

3. Who are the Copperheads?

4. What does Attorney General Edward Bates prepare for President Lincoln in Chapter 1?

5. Why are judges still issuing writs of habeas corpus in Chapter 3?

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