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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. When is Abraham Lincoln inaugurated?
(a) January 20, 1862.
(b) November 2, 1864.
(c) May 1, 1860.
(d) March 4, 1861.

2. What orders does President Lincoln give General Benjamin F. Butler and General-in-Chief Winfield Scott in Chapter 1?
(a) Free those in chains, chain those who fight.
(b) Watch, wait and be ready to respond.
(c) Arrest any who resist.
(d) Attack on sight.

3. Which famous case will refer to Samuel Perkins' arguments in 1966?
(a) Milligan.
(b) Writ.
(c) Perkins.
(d) Griffin.

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

5. Which group of Americans is excluded from Grant's order in Chapter 4?
(a) Pilgrims.
(b) Women.
(c) Quakers.
(d) Children.

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

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

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

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

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

11. What type of state is Missouri described as being in Chapter 2?
(a) A Confederate state.
(b) A loyal state.
(c) A neutral state.
(d) A rebellious state.

12. 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."

13. 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.

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

15. What does Samuel E. Perkins do in Chapter 4?
(a) Defend Joseph Griffin.
(b) Prosecute Joseph Griffin.
(c) Render a verdict on Joseph Griffin's case.
(d) Write an article about Joseph Griffin's case.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Missouri?

2. Why is Nathaniel Bachelder arrested in Chapter 3?

3. Who is Henry W. Halleck?

4. Whom does the Secretary of the Navy blame for the hoax published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?

5. Which unpopular bill does Congress pass on July 17, 1862?

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