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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 Edmund J. Ellis banished from Missouri?
(a) For burning a bridge into St. Louis.
(b) For bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) For exercising freedom of expression.
(d) For selling alcohol to Union troops.

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

3. What do William Seward and George McClelland approve in Chapter 1?
(a) An attack plan for Missouri.
(b) A list of Confederate supporters.
(c) A list of Maryland lawmakers who may be arrested.
(d) A collection of international civil liberty laws.

4. Why does Joseph Griffin sue Captain Frank Wilcox for false imprisonment?
(a) He is a legal citizen of the United States.
(b) He is a loyal citizen of the Union.
(c) Martial law does not give the right to confiscate private property.
(d) He has a license to sell alcohol.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1864, what bogus presidential proclamation is published in the New York "World" and the "Journal of Commerce"?

2. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?

3. With what political party does President Lincoln associate the longest?

4. When is Abraham Lincoln inaugurated?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?

2. What caution does Neely give to readers who study Lincoln's actions during the Civil War?

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

4. Who is Chauncey Burr?

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

6. Who is Wes Bogan?

7. How does habeas corpus symbolize American freedom?

8. Why are there several discrepancies among the reported number of civilians arrested during the Civil War?

9. What controversy arises between Peter H. Watson and a Union Senator in Chapter 5?

10. Why is the Union careful to not offend Great Britain?

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