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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 is the Militia Act designed to prevent?
(a) Spies from crossing Union lines.
(b) Theft.
(c) Dereliction of duty.
(d) Evasion of military duty.

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

3. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?
(a) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(b) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) For running good through blockades.
(d) For brokering Army enlistments.

4. 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) The country must temporarily give up freedom for safety.
(d) Such rights are earned, not given.

5. Why is Nathaniel Bachelder arrested in Chapter 3?
(a) For warning recruits they will go to hell.
(b) For raising forces for the Confederacy.
(c) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(d) For selling alcohol to Union troops.

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

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

8. What does Peter H. Watson oversee in Chapter 5?
(a) The movement of Union troops through St. Louis.
(b) The investigation of John Eitel's illegal operations.
(c) The transfer of Confederate prisioners.
(d) The transfer of civilian prisoners.

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

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

11. How do the Confederates plan on reacting to Grant's order in Chapter 4?
(a) Hide in the woods and snipe Union soldiers as they pass.
(b) Conscript Union citizens as Confederate soldiers.
(c) Burn all the farms and villages north of the border.
(d) Arrest Union citizens to use in hostage exchanges.

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

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

14. Who is Edmund J. Ellis?
(a) Editor of the "Boone County Standard."
(b) A Union soldier tried for treason in a military commission.
(c) A Missouri civilian tried for treason in a military commission.
(d) A Missouri civil officer of the law.

15. Who are the Copperheads?
(a) Former Confederates who work for the Union.
(b) Republicans who oppose the Civil War.
(c) Northern Democrats who oppose the Civil War.
(d) Union spies working behind Confederate lines.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which fraudulent company's office does the War Department raid in 1864?

2. Whom does General Grant expel from Tennessee for violating Treasury regulations?

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

4. How do Union Generals treat civilians who sell alcohol to their soldiers?

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

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