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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 intervenes on Abraham Friedenreich's behalf?
(a) James Buchanan.
(b) Andrew Jackson.
(c) President Lincoln.
(d) Charles Dana.

2. Whom does General Grant expel from Tennessee for violating Treasury regulations?
(a) All Jews.
(b) Edward Bates.
(c) Confederate bankers.
(d) Joseph Law.

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

8. Who is Samuel E. Perkins?
(a) The district attorney of Indiana..
(b) An Illinois journalist.
(c) A Illinois lawyer.
(d) A Democratic journalist and Indiana Justice.

9. Dennis A. Mahony is editor of which newspaper in Chapter 3?
(a) The Dubuque "Herald."
(b) The "American Bastile."
(c) The Newark "Evening Journal."
(d) The "Merryman."

10. In Chapter 5, what does Pardon Worsley convince clerks from several prominent businesses that he has the permits and power to do?
(a) Trade through enemy lines.
(b) Sell alcohol to Union troops.
(c) Suspend the writ of habeas corpus.
(d) Locate Confederate spies.

11. What unusual qualities does Henry W. Halleck have in a leader?
(a) He speaks both the language of the law and the language of the people.
(b) He has written about international law and observes legal niceties.
(c) He has a natural charisma that attracts all voters.
(d) He is well read, intelligent and also has great physical strength.

12. 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 arrested and jailed for the duration of the war.
(d) He is executed for treason.

13. Which bill, passed in 1863, removes the cracks between military and civilian justice?
(a) Militia Act.
(b) The Habeas Corpus Act.
(c) Whiting Bill.
(d) Bates Bill.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two bills does Congress pass on March 3, 1863?

2. How does Lincoln justify the suppression of such constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and habeas corpus?

3. Why is Dennis A. Mahony arrested in Chapter 3?

4. What does Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles confide in his diary?

5. What does General Order No. 104 request that civilian and military authorities do?

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