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

2. Whom does the Secretary of the Navy blame for the hoax published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?
(a) Hamilton Easter.
(b) Frank A. Mallison.
(c) Charles Dana.
(d) Oliver Cromwell.

3. When does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Missouri?
(a) After Confederate spies are found hiding in the capital courthouse.
(b) After mobs riot in the streets of Jefferson City.
(c) After local commanders suspend civil liberties.
(d) After a potential assassination plot is uncovered.

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

5. 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 sent to POW camps.
(c) They are executed.
(d) They are interrogated, and then sent to Canada.

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

7. Why does the War Department arrest telegraphers in four major cities in 1864?
(a) They are telegraphing Union secrets across Confederate lines.
(b) They fear the telegraph system has been compromised.
(c) They refuse to telegraph a false message from the White House.
(d) They are suspected Confederate sympathizers.

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

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

10. Why do mobs burn railroad bridges in Chapter 1?
(a) To prevent goods from being sent South.
(b) To prevent goods from being sent North.
(c) To protest an increase on cotton tax.
(d) To prevent troops from passing through to Washington, DC.

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

12. Who are the Prisoners of State?
(a) Union military felons.
(b) Felons captured behind enemy lines.
(c) Civilians arrested by the military.
(d) Uniformed Confederate captives.

13. What do William Seward and George McClelland approve in Chapter 1?
(a) An attack plan for Missouri.
(b) A collection of international civil liberty laws.
(c) A list of Maryland lawmakers who may be arrested.
(d) A list of Confederate supporters.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Edmund J. Ellis banished from Missouri?

2. What unusual qualities does Henry W. Halleck have in a leader?

3. Which book of John A. Marshall's is well read among Lincoln's critics?

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

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

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