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

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

3. How are disloyal citizens tried in Chapter 2?
(a) In the field.
(b) In military commissions.
(c) In civil courts.
(d) In federal courts.

4. How do Union Generals treat civilians who sell alcohol to their soldiers?
(a) Confiscate all their liquor.
(b) Jail them for 30-60 days.
(c) Hang them.
(d) Place them in public stocks for 24 hours.

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

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

7. Who is nicknamed the "Beast of New Orleans"?
(a) Benjamin F. Butler.
(b) Samuel E. Perkins.
(c) Joseph Griffin.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

8. What is the verdict in Joseph Griffin's case?
(a) Captain Wilcox does have the right to arrest Mr. Griffin.
(b) Mr. Griffin is awarded damages equaling the cost of his inventory.
(c) Captain Wilcox does not have the right to arrest Mr. Griffin.
(d) Mr. Griffin is jailed for being a Confederate sympathizer.

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

10. What does Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles confide in his diary?
(a) He fears the Confederacy might win.
(b) He is concerned about the impact of paid servants on the economy.
(c) He never feared revolt from Northern citizens.
(d) He is terrified of revolt from Northern facotry workers.

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

12. What does Samuel E. Perkins do in Chapter 4?
(a) Write an article about Joseph Griffin's case.
(b) Render a verdict on Joseph Griffin's case.
(c) Prosecute Joseph Griffin.
(d) Defend Joseph Griffin.

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

14. Which judge challenges President Lincoln's right to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?
(a) Provost Marshal General Bernard G. Farrar .
(b) Chief Justice Roger B. Taney.
(c) Attorney General Edward Bates.
(d) Assistant Judge William M. Merrick.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which unpopular bill does Congress pass on July 17, 1862?

2. What does General John C. Frymont do in Chapter 2?

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

4. Dennis A. Mahony is editor of which newspaper in Chapter 3?

5. What orders does President Lincoln give General Benjamin F. Butler and General-in-Chief Winfield Scott in Chapter 1?

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