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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What happens to Assistant Judge William M. Merrick in Chapter 1?
(a) He is shot while giving a public speech.
(b) He is executed for treason.
(c) He is put under surveillance and loses his salary.
(d) He is arrested and jailed for the duration of the war.

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

9. How many civilian arrests does William Seward preside over in Chapter 1?
(a) 1,864.
(b) 864.
(c) 12,206.
(d) 12.

10. Why does the War Department arrest John N. Eitel in 1865?
(a) For running good through blockades.
(b) For brokering Army enlistments.
(c) For exercising freedom of expression.
(d) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.

11. To whom does President Lincoln have to explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?
(a) His cabinet.
(b) Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
(c) Congress.
(d) The American public.

12. What does Peter H. Watson oversee in Chapter 5?
(a) The movement of Union troops through St. Louis.
(b) The transfer of civilian prisoners.
(c) The investigation of John Eitel's illegal operations.
(d) The transfer of Confederate prisioners.

13. How does Dennis A. Mahony secure his release?
(a) He writes and publishes articles about prision life.
(b) His lawyer threatens to take the Union general to court.
(c) He swears an oath of loyalty to the Union.
(d) He bribes the warden.

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

15. Which book of John A. Marshall's is well read among Lincoln's critics?
(a) Low Tide for Liberty.
(b) The American Bastile.
(c) The Prisoner of State.
(d) The Merryman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What war time legal practice is revived due to the rise of guerilla warfare in America?

2. Why is Chauncey Burr arrested in Chapter 3?

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

4. Why is Nathaniel Bachelder arrested in Chapter 3?

5. What order does Ulysses S. Grant give General Philip Sheridan in Chapter 4?

(see the answer keys)

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