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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. How are Confederate deserters often treated by Union troops in Chapter 4?
(a) They are interrogated, and then sent to Canada.
(b) They are executed.
(c) They are sent to POW camps.
(d) They swear an oath of loyalty and are released.

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

3. Who is Samuel E. Perkins?
(a) The district attorney of Indiana..
(b) A Democratic journalist and Indiana Justice.
(c) A Illinois lawyer.
(d) An Illinois journalist.

4. 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 bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(d) For running good through blockades.

5. Why are judges still issuing writs of habeas corpus in Chapter 3?
(a) Broken rail lines have delayed official information.
(b) They are sympathetic to the Confederacy.
(c) They are waiting on a statement from the Supreme Court.
(d) Lincoln has yet to publicize his suspension of habeas corpus.

6. Which former President is nearly arrested in Chapter 1?
(a) Zachary Taylor.
(b) James Buchanan.
(c) Franklin Pierce.
(d) Millard Fillmore.

7. 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) He has a license to sell alcohol.
(d) Martial law does not give the right to confiscate private property.

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

9. 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.

10. Which unpopular bill does Congress pass on July 17, 1862?
(a) The Writ Act.
(b) The Habeas Corpus Act.
(c) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(d) The Militia Act.

11. What does Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles confide in his diary?
(a) He fears the Confederacy might win.
(b) He never feared revolt from Northern citizens.
(c) He is concerned about the impact of paid servants on the economy.
(d) He is terrified of revolt from Northern facotry workers.

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

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 shooting his slaves.
(d) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Hamilton Easter?

2. In Chapter 5, what does Pardon Worsley convince clerks from several prominent businesses that he has the permits and power to do?

3. In Chapter 2, on what charge are civilians who burn bridges typically tried?

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

5. Why does the War Department arrest John N. Eitel in 1865?

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