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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 prevent unrest and preserve the Union.
(d) To silence political dissenters.

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

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

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

5. Who is nicknamed the "Beast of New Orleans"?
(a) Benjamin F. Butler.
(b) Samuel E. Perkins.
(c) Joseph Griffin.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

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

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

8. How are Confederate deserters often treated by Union troops in Chapter 4?
(a) They are sent to POW camps.
(b) They are executed.
(c) They swear an oath of loyalty and are released.
(d) They are interrogated, and then sent to Canada.

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

10. Why is Nathaniel Bachelder arrested in Chapter 3?
(a) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(b) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) For warning recruits they will go to hell.
(d) For raising forces for the Confederacy.

11. What precedent is set in Joseph Griffin's case?
(a) The suspension of habeas corpus does not legalize wrongful arrest.
(b) The suspension of habeas corpus legalizes military arrest.
(c) Financial remuneration must be given to private citizens.
(d) Suspected sympathizers have no rights.

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

13. Which unpopular bill does Congress pass on July 17, 1862?
(a) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(b) The Writ Act.
(c) The Habeas Corpus Act.
(d) The Militia Act.

14. Why is district attorney Ezra B. Chase arrested in Chapter 3?
(a) For advising people to demand a peaceful settlement at the polls.
(b) For warning recruits they will go to hell.
(c) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(d) For breaking up a recruitment rally.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What does General John C. Frymont do in Chapter 2?

5. What does Samuel E. Perkins do in Chapter 4?

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