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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. Which book of John A. Marshall's is well read among Lincoln's critics?
(a) Low Tide for Liberty.
(b) The Merryman.
(c) The Prisoner of State.
(d) The American Bastile.

2. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?
(a) Military execution of civilian spies is abolished.
(b) 20,000 citizens are banished from the state of Missouri.
(c) 237 civillians from Missouri are executed by Union soldiers.
(d) 13,433 citizens of Missouri are arrested by Union forces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why does Joseph Griffin sue Captain Frank Wilcox for false imprisonment?
(a) He is a loyal citizen of the Union.
(b) He has a license to sell alcohol.
(c) Martial law does not give the right to confiscate private property.
(d) He is a legal citizen of the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What book does Dennis A. Mahony write after his release?

2. What war time legal practice is revived due to the rise of guerilla warfare in America?

3. What form of torture is commonly accepted among the administration during the Civil War?

4. How do the Confederates plan on reacting to Grant's order in Chapter 4?

5. Which famous case will refer to Samuel Perkins' arguments in 1966?

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