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

2. What concerns do Union commanders have about Confederate deserters?
(a) They might spread disease.
(b) They are setting a bad example for Union soldiers.
(c) They might be spies.
(d) They may damage the morale of Union soldiers.

3. Which bill, passed in 1863, removes the cracks between military and civilian justice?
(a) Bates Bill.
(b) Whiting Bill.
(c) Militia Act.
(d) The Habeas Corpus Act.

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

5. Who is Edwin M. Stanton?
(a) The Attorney General.
(b) Lincoln's Secretary of War.
(c) A Brigadier General of the Union Army.
(d) Lincoln's Secretary of State.

6. Which two bills does Congress pass on March 3, 1863?
(a) The Habeas Corpus Act and the Enrollment Act.
(b) The Emancipation Proclamation and General Order 100.
(c) The Writ Act and the Militia Act.
(d) The Enrollment Act and the Militia Act.

7. What happens to Assistant Judge William M. Merrick in Chapter 1?
(a) He is executed for treason.
(b) He is put under surveillance and loses his salary.
(c) He is arrested and jailed for the duration of the war.
(d) He is shot while giving a public speech.

8. What decision does Lincoln make on April 27, 1861?
(a) He suspends writ of habeas corpus on rail routes from Philadelphia to Washington.
(b) He announces the Emancipation Proclamation.
(c) He makes plans to reunite America.
(d) He decides to send troops into the South.

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

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

11. Which former U.S. President does Lincoln admire?
(a) Andrew Jackson.
(b) Millard Fillmore.
(c) James Buchanan.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

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

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

14. Who is Hamilton Easter?
(a) A slave who sues for his freedom.
(b) A grocer arrested for bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) A wealthy businessman arrested for blockade running.
(d) A Confederate spy.

15. What nickname is given to President Lincoln?
(a) Old Black Soot.
(b) The Writ Rewriter.
(c) The Beast of New Orleans.
(d) Honest Abe.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does President Lincoln have to explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?

2. What does General Order No. 104 request that civilian and military authorities do?

3. Whom does the Secretary of the Navy blame for the hoax published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?

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

5. Who is Edmund J. Ellis?

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