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

2. How do Union Generals treat civilians who sell alcohol to their soldiers?
(a) Place them in public stocks for 24 hours.
(b) Jail them for 30-60 days.
(c) Confiscate all their liquor.
(d) Hang them.

3. 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.

4. What type of warfare does John Singleton Mosby employ?
(a) Jacksonian warfare.
(b) Maneuver warfare.
(c) Guerrilla tactics.
(d) Attrition warfare.

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

6. Which bill, passed in 1863, removes the cracks between military and civilian justice?
(a) Whiting Bill.
(b) The Habeas Corpus Act.
(c) Bates Bill.
(d) Militia Act.

7. Why do mobs burn railroad bridges in Chapter 1?
(a) To protest an increase on cotton tax.
(b) To prevent goods from being sent North.
(c) To prevent goods from being sent South.
(d) To prevent troops from passing through to Washington, DC.

8. Why does Clement L. Vallandigham's arrest cause widespread Democratic protests?
(a) He is a respected preacher.
(b) He was arrested without legal precedent.
(c) He was once a member of the U.S. Congress.
(d) He is a well read author.

9. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?
(a) Military execution of civilian spies is abolished.
(b) 20,000 citizens are banished from the state of Missouri.
(c) 237 civillians from Missouri are executed by Union soldiers.
(d) 13,433 citizens of Missouri are arrested by Union forces.

10. In 1864, what bogus presidential proclamation is published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?
(a) The announcement of a new 400,000-man draft.
(b) A report of new taxes being levied by Lincoln.
(c) An announcement of a truce.
(d) A report of a White House fire.

11. Why is Chauncey Burr 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 breaking up a recruitment rally.
(d) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.

12. How are disloyal citizens tried in Chapter 2?
(a) In civil courts.
(b) In the field.
(c) In military commissions.
(d) In federal courts.

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

14. How does Lincoln justify the suppression of such constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and habeas corpus?
(a) Spies could damage the commerce of the Union.
(b) The country must temporarily give up freedom for safety.
(c) Such rights are earned, not given.
(d) Rebels are using these rights to aid their rebellion.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who intervenes on John Eitel's behalf?

2. Which judge challenges President Lincoln's right to suspend the writ of habeas corpus?

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

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

5. Who are the Copperheads?

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