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

2. Whom does Lincoln turn to for advice when Baltimore mobs burn railroad bridges?
(a) Edward Bates.
(b) William H. Seward.
(c) Ulysses S. Grant.
(d) Edwin M. Stanton.

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

4. What are the most common reasons for civilian arrest between 1863 and 1864?
(a) Stealing food and supplies from the Union forces.
(b) Publishing anti-Union articles.
(c) Evading the draft.
(d) Blockade running and smuggling.

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

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

7. Who is Edmund J. Ellis?
(a) A Missouri civilian tried for treason in a military commission.
(b) A Missouri civil officer of the law.
(c) Editor of the "Boone County Standard."
(d) A Union soldier tried for treason in a military commission.

8. Which former U.S. President does Lincoln admire?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) James Buchanan.
(c) Millard Fillmore.
(d) Andrew Jackson.

9. What is the Militia Act designed to prevent?
(a) Dereliction of duty.
(b) Evasion of military duty.
(c) Spies from crossing Union lines.
(d) Theft.

10. When does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Missouri?
(a) After Confederate spies are found hiding in the capital courthouse.
(b) After mobs riot in the streets of Jefferson City.
(c) After a potential assassination plot is uncovered.
(d) After local commanders suspend civil liberties.

11. 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 announces the Emancipation Proclamation.
(c) He decides to send troops into the South.
(d) He makes plans to reunite America.

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

13. What nickname is given to President Lincoln?
(a) Honest Abe.
(b) The Writ Rewriter.
(c) The Beast of New Orleans.
(d) Old Black Soot.

14. Which two bills does Congress pass on March 3, 1863?
(a) The Enrollment Act and the Militia Act.
(b) The Habeas Corpus Act and the Enrollment Act.
(c) The Writ Act and the Militia Act.
(d) The Emancipation Proclamation and General Order 100.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Hamilton Easter?

2. Why does Joseph Griffin sue Captain Frank Wilcox for false imprisonment?

3. When is Abraham Lincoln inaugurated?

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

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

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