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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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) Burn all the farms and villages north of the border.
(c) Arrest Union citizens to use in hostage exchanges.
(d) Conscript Union citizens as Confederate soldiers.

8. How does Lincoln justify the suppression of such constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and habeas corpus?
(a) The country must temporarily give up freedom for safety.
(b) Spies could damage the commerce of the Union.
(c) Rebels are using these rights to aid their rebellion.
(d) Such rights are earned, not given.

9. After what battle do arrests of Southern citizens begin to decline?
(a) Gettysburg.
(b) Chickamauga.
(c) Vicksburg.
(d) Antietam.

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

11. 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.

12. With what political party does President Lincoln associate the longest?
(a) Whig.
(b) Republican.
(c) Tory.
(d) Democratic.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which former President is nearly arrested in Chapter 1?

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

3. When is Abraham Lincoln inaugurated?

4. How does Ulysses S. Grant respond to General Paine's decision to arrest 100 citizens?

5. How does Dennis A. Mahony secure his release?

(see the answer keys)

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