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

2. What does Samuel E. Perkins do in Chapter 4?
(a) Render a verdict on Joseph Griffin's case.
(b) Defend Joseph Griffin.
(c) Prosecute Joseph Griffin.
(d) Write an article about Joseph Griffin's case.

3. 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) Report all strangers and suspected derelicts to the Union Army.
(d) Interfere as little as possible with commerce while capturing draft dodgers.

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

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

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

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

8. Which fraudulent company's office does the War Department raid in 1864?
(a) Green Brothers, Inc.
(b) Bell & Green.
(c) John Deere.
(d) Bell South.

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

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

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

12. Who is Henry W. Halleck?
(a) A St. Louis Justice and rival to General John C. Frymont.
(b) A St. Louis attorney representing the rights of local citizens.
(c) General John C. Frymont's replacement.
(d) The editor and owner of the St. Louis "State Journal."

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

14. What does General John C. Frymont do in Chapter 2?
(a) Arrest 143 rioters in the city of St. Louis.
(b) Close the New Orleans "State Journal" and declare martial law.
(c) Close the St. Louis "State Journal" and declare martial law.
(d) Shoot citizens in a St. Louis mob.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the military strategy which orders the complete destruction of enemy property or resources?

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

3. What is the Militia Act designed to prevent?

4. When is Abraham Lincoln inaugurated?

5. Which judge challenges President Lincoln's right to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?

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