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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. In Chapter 5, what do some of the men that Watson has arrested offer Charles Dana?
(a) Alcohol for Union troops.
(b) A chance to learn the names of Confederate spies.
(c) A bribe to free them and return their files.
(d) The location of Confederate forces.

2. Who produces a digest of opinions on martial law for President Lincoln in Chapter 1?
(a) William H. Seward.
(b) Edwin M. Stanton.
(c) Edward Bates.
(d) Titian J. Coffey.

3. Why is Edmund J. Ellis banished from Missouri?
(a) For burning a bridge into St. Louis.
(b) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(c) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(d) For exercising freedom of expression.

4. In Chapter 5, what does Pardon Worsley convince clerks from several prominent businesses that he has the permits and power to do?
(a) Locate Confederate spies.
(b) Trade through enemy lines.
(c) Suspend the writ of habeas corpus.
(d) Sell alcohol to Union troops.

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

6. After what battle do arrests of Southern citizens begin to decline?
(a) Gettysburg.
(b) Vicksburg.
(c) Chickamauga.
(d) Antietam.

7. How do Union Generals treat civilians who sell alcohol to their soldiers?
(a) Hang them.
(b) Confiscate all their liquor.
(c) Place them in public stocks for 24 hours.
(d) Jail them for 30-60 days.

8. What form of torture is commonly accepted among the administration during the Civil War?
(a) Public lashing.
(b) Public stocks.
(c) Starvation.
(d) Water torture.

9. When is Abraham Lincoln inaugurated?
(a) March 4, 1861.
(b) May 1, 1860.
(c) November 2, 1864.
(d) January 20, 1862.

10. What does General Order No. 104 request that civilian and military authorities do?
(a) Turn in all information about spies and suspicious personnel.
(b) Place all thieves and blockade runners under arrest.
(c) Interfere as little as possible with commerce while capturing draft dodgers.
(d) Report all strangers and suspected derelicts to the Union Army.

11. Who intervenes on John Eitel's behalf?
(a) Millard Fillmore.
(b) Charles A. Dana.
(c) President Lincoln.
(d) James Buchanan.

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

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

14. Which group of Americans is excluded from Grant's order in Chapter 4?
(a) Quakers.
(b) Pilgrims.
(c) Women.
(d) Children.

15. Why is district attorney Ezra B. Chase arrested in Chapter 3?
(a) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(b) For breaking up a recruitment rally.
(c) For warning recruits they will go to hell.
(d) For advising people to demand a peaceful settlement at the polls.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?

2. How does Lincoln justify the suppression of such constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and habeas corpus?

3. What is the Militia Act designed to prevent?

4. According to Lincoln, why are multiple arrests made in Maryland in Chapter 1?

5. How many civilian arrests does William Seward preside over in Chapter 1?

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