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Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What book does Dennis A. Mahony write after his release?
(a) The Merryman.
(b) The Prisoner of State.
(c) The American Bastile.
(d) Low Tide for Liberty.

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

4. What concerns do Union commanders have about Confederate deserters?
(a) They might be spies.
(b) They may damage the morale of Union soldiers.
(c) They might spread disease.
(d) They are setting a bad example for Union soldiers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?

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

3. Why does General William S. Harney refuse to release Captain Emmett McDonald?

4. What is the name of the military strategy which orders the complete destruction of enemy property or resources?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Union officials react to reports of torture from prisoners of war?

2. How is the scorched earth policy used during the Civil War?

3. What is the purpose of the Enrollment Act?

4. What is the purpose of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton's General Order No. 104?

5. Describe the purpose of the Habeas Corpus Act.

6. Describe Abraham Lincoln.

7. Why does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus of rail routes from Philadelphia to Washington in April of 1861?

8. Who is Ezra B. Chase?

9. Describe Henry W. Halleck.

10. How does Lincoln's decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus divide politicians in 1861?

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