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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. Whom does the Secretary of the Navy blame for the hoax published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?
(a) Hamilton Easter.
(b) Charles Dana.
(c) Oliver Cromwell.
(d) Frank A. Mallison.

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

3. What order does Ulysses S. Grant give General Philip Sheridan in Chapter 4?
(a) Burn all factories, but leave farms and gardens intact.
(b) Conscript all men under 50 and destroy their means of subsistence.
(c) Take only what is needed from the farms and villages.
(d) Conscript all men under 30, regardless of race.

4. 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.

5. Which fraudulent company's office does the War Department raid in 1864?
(a) Green Brothers, Inc.
(b) Bell & Green.
(c) John Deere.
(d) Bell South.

6. Who is Joseph Aubuchon?
(a) A Union soldier tried for treason in a military commission.
(b) The District Attorney for Missouri in 1862.
(c) A Confederate soldier tried for treason in a military commission.
(d) A Missouri civilian tried for treason in a military commission.

7. In Chapter 2, to what charge do civilians who burn bridges typically plead guilty?
(a) Civil unrest.
(b) Bridge burning.
(c) Inciting a riot.
(d) Violating the laws of war.

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

9. In 1864, what bogus presidential proclamation is published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?
(a) An announcement of a truce.
(b) The announcement of a new 400,000-man draft.
(c) A report of new taxes being levied by Lincoln.
(d) A report of a White House fire.

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

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

12. Why is Edmund J. Ellis banished from Missouri?
(a) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(b) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) For burning a bridge into St. Louis.
(d) For exercising freedom of expression.

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

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

15. Who is Edwin M. Stanton?
(a) The Attorney General.
(b) Lincoln's Secretary of War.
(c) Lincoln's Secretary of State.
(d) A Brigadier General of the Union Army.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, on what charge are civilians who burn bridges typically tried?

2. What unusual qualities does Henry W. Halleck have in a leader?

3. Why is Nathaniel Bachelder arrested in Chapter 3?

4. Why does the War Department arrest telegraphers in four major cities in 1864?

5. Whom does General Grant expel from Tennessee for violating Treasury regulations?

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