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

2. What decision does Lincoln make on April 27, 1861?
(a) He suspends writ of habeas corpus on rail routes from Philadelphia to Washington.
(b) He makes plans to reunite America.
(c) He decides to send troops into the South.
(d) He announces the Emancipation Proclamation.

3. According to William Seward, which law is higher than the Constitution?
(a) Federal law.
(b) Divine law.
(c) Mosaic law.
(d) International law.

4. Why is John Merryman arrested in Chapter 1?
(a) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(b) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(c) For shooting his slaves.
(d) For raising forces for the Confederacy.

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

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

7. In Chapter 2, on what charge are civilians who burn bridges typically tried?
(a) Destruction of property.
(b) Civil unrest.
(c) Violating the laws of war.
(d) Inciting a riot.

8. Why does Clement L. Vallandigham's arrest cause widespread Democratic protests?
(a) He is a well read author.
(b) He is a respected preacher.
(c) He was arrested without legal precedent.
(d) He was once a member of the U.S. Congress.

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

10. In Chapter 5, what do some of the men that Watson has arrested offer Charles Dana?
(a) The location of Confederate forces.
(b) Alcohol for Union troops.
(c) A chance to learn the names of Confederate spies.
(d) A bribe to free them and return their files.

11. According to Lincoln, why are multiple arrests made in Maryland in Chapter 1?
(a) To undermine an assassination plot.
(b) To silence political dissenters.
(c) To break up a ring of Confederate spies.
(d) To prevent unrest and preserve the Union.

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

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

14. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?
(a) 13,433 citizens of Missouri are arrested by Union forces.
(b) 20,000 citizens are banished from the state of Missouri.
(c) 237 civillians from Missouri are executed by Union soldiers.
(d) Military execution of civilian spies is abolished.

15. Who are the Copperheads?
(a) Union spies working behind Confederate lines.
(b) Republicans who oppose the Civil War.
(c) Northern Democrats who oppose the Civil War.
(d) Former Confederates who work for the Union.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?

2. In 1864, what bogus presidential proclamation is published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?

3. Which former U.S. President does Lincoln admire?

4. After what battle do arrests of Southern citizens begin to decline?

5. What form of torture is commonly accepted among the administration during the Civil War?

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