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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 many civilian arrests does William Seward preside over in Chapter 1?
(a) 12,206.
(b) 12.
(c) 1,864.
(d) 864.

2. What type of warfare does John Singleton Mosby employ?
(a) Attrition warfare.
(b) Maneuver warfare.
(c) Jacksonian warfare.
(d) Guerrilla tactics.

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

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

5. Why does General William S. Harney refuse to release Captain Emmett McDonald?
(a) On grounds of international law.
(b) On grounds of "higher law."
(c) On grounds of federal law.
(d) He fears for Captain McDonald's safety.

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

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

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

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

10. In 1864, what bogus presidential proclamation is published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?
(a) The announcement of a new 400,000-man draft.
(b) A report of a White House fire.
(c) A report of new taxes being levied by Lincoln.
(d) An announcement of a truce.

11. What book does Dennis A. Mahony write after his release?
(a) The Prisoner of State.
(b) The American Bastile.
(c) Low Tide for Liberty.
(d) The Merryman.

12. What order does Ulysses S. Grant give General Philip Sheridan in Chapter 4?
(a) Conscript all men under 50 and destroy their means of subsistence.
(b) Conscript all men under 30, regardless of race.
(c) Take only what is needed from the farms and villages.
(d) Burn all factories, but leave farms and gardens intact.

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

14. How does Dennis A. Mahony secure his release?
(a) He writes and publishes articles about prision life.
(b) He bribes the warden.
(c) His lawyer threatens to take the Union general to court.
(d) He swears an oath of loyalty to the Union.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do mobs burn railroad bridges in Chapter 1?

2. Why does Clement L. Vallandigham's arrest cause widespread Democratic protests?

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

4. Whom does Lincoln turn to for advice when Baltimore mobs burn railroad bridges?

5. Why is Chauncey Burr arrested in Chapter 3?

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