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

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

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

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

5. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?
(a) For selling alcohol to Union troops.
(b) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) For running good through blockades.
(d) For brokering Army enlistments.

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

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

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

9. 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.

10. What is the name of the military strategy which orders the complete destruction of enemy property or resources?
(a) Maneuver warfare.
(b) A scorched earth policy.
(c) Napoleonic policy.
(d) Attrition warfare.

11. Why are judges still issuing writs of habeas corpus in Chapter 3?
(a) They are waiting on a statement from the Supreme Court.
(b) Lincoln has yet to publicize his suspension of habeas corpus.
(c) Broken rail lines have delayed official information.
(d) They are sympathetic to the Confederacy.

12. Which newspaper does Chauncey Burr publish in Chapter 3?
(a) The "American Bastile."
(b) The "Merryman."
(c) The Newark "Evening Journal."
(d) The Dubuque "Herald."

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

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

15. 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) Attack on sight.
(c) Arrest any who resist.
(d) Watch, wait and be ready to respond.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ulysses S. Grant respond to General Paine's decision to arrest 100 citizens?

2. How many civilian arrests does William Seward preside over in Chapter 1?

3. Which book of John A. Marshall's is well read among Lincoln's critics?

4. According to William Seward, which law is higher than the Constitution?

5. Who is Edmund J. Ellis?

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