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

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

3. According to Lincoln, why are multiple arrests made in Maryland in Chapter 1?
(a) To prevent unrest and preserve the Union.
(b) To undermine an assassination plot.
(c) To silence political dissenters.
(d) To break up a ring of Confederate spies.

4. How many civilian arrests does William Seward preside over in Chapter 1?
(a) 12,206.
(b) 864.
(c) 12.
(d) 1,864.

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

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

7. How does Lincoln justify the suppression of such constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and habeas corpus?
(a) Rebels are using these rights to aid their rebellion.
(b) Spies could damage the commerce of the Union.
(c) Such rights are earned, not given.
(d) The country must temporarily give up freedom for safety.

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

9. Why is Chauncey Burr arrested in Chapter 3?
(a) For advising people to demand a peaceful settlement at the polls.
(b) For breaking up a recruitment rally.
(c) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(d) For warning recruits they will go to hell.

10. According to William Seward, which law is higher than the Constitution?
(a) Federal law.
(b) Mosaic law.
(c) International law.
(d) Divine law.

11. Who is Joseph Aubuchon?
(a) The District Attorney for Missouri in 1862.
(b) A Union soldier tried for treason in a military commission.
(c) A Confederate soldier tried for treason in a military commission.
(d) A Missouri civilian tried for treason in a military commission.

12. What unusual qualities does Henry W. Halleck have in a leader?
(a) He speaks both the language of the law and the language of the people.
(b) He has written about international law and observes legal niceties.
(c) He has a natural charisma that attracts all voters.
(d) He is well read, intelligent and also has great physical strength.

13. What do William Seward and George McClelland approve in Chapter 1?
(a) An attack plan for Missouri.
(b) A list of Maryland lawmakers who may be arrested.
(c) A collection of international civil liberty laws.
(d) A list of Confederate supporters.

14. In Chapter 2, on what charge are civilians who burn bridges typically tried?
(a) Violating the laws of war.
(b) Civil unrest.
(c) Destruction of property.
(d) Inciting a riot.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?

2. When does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Missouri?

3. What decision does General John C. Frymont make about Joseph Aubuchon?

4. What does General John C. Frymont do in Chapter 2?

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

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