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

2. What happens to Assistant Judge William M. Merrick in Chapter 1?
(a) He is put under surveillance and loses his salary.
(b) He is shot while giving a public speech.
(c) He is executed for treason.
(d) He is arrested and jailed for the duration of the war.

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

4. Who sets John Eitel's bail in Chapter 5?
(a) Edwin M. Stanton.
(b) President Lincoln.
(c) Ulysses S. Grant.
(d) Charles A. Dana.

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

6. What war time legal practice is revived due to the rise of guerilla warfare in America?
(a) Seizure of property.
(b) Execution squads.
(c) Hangings.
(d) Military commissions.

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

8. Whom does Lincoln turn to for advice when Baltimore mobs burn railroad bridges?
(a) Ulysses S. Grant.
(b) William H. Seward.
(c) Edwin M. Stanton.
(d) Edward Bates.

9. 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 Confederate supporters.
(c) A Jacksonian defense.
(d) A list of Maryland lawmakers who may be arrested.

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

11. Which former U.S. President does Lincoln admire?
(a) Andrew Jackson.
(b) Millard Fillmore.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) James Buchanan.

12. What does Provost Marshal General Bernard G. Farrar declare in light of General Paine's arrests in Chapter 2?
(a) Non-military personnel are subject to military law during war.
(b) Due process is a privilege, not a right.
(c) Due process is a constitutional and moral right.
(d) Property does not exist in the absence of law.

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

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

15. What are the most common reasons for civilian arrest between 1863 and 1864?
(a) Blockade running and smuggling.
(b) Publishing anti-Union articles.
(c) Stealing food and supplies from the Union forces.
(d) Evading the draft.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lincoln, why are multiple arrests made in Maryland in Chapter 1?

2. Who intervenes on John Eitel's behalf?

3. Why is Chauncey Burr arrested in Chapter 3?

4. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?

5. What concerns do Union commanders have about Confederate deserters?

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