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

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

3. What happens to Assistant Judge William M. Merrick in Chapter 1?
(a) He is arrested and jailed for the duration of the war.
(b) He is shot while giving a public speech.
(c) He is put under surveillance and loses his salary.
(d) He is executed for treason.

4. Which fraudulent company's office does the War Department raid in 1864?
(a) Bell & Green.
(b) Green Brothers, Inc.
(c) John Deere.
(d) Bell South.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the Confederates plan on reacting to Grant's order in Chapter 4?

2. After what battle do arrests of Southern citizens begin to decline?

3. How does Dennis A. Mahony secure his release?

4. In Chapter 2, to what charge do civilians who burn bridges typically plead guilty?

5. Why does the War Department arrest John N. Eitel in 1865?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Militia Act of 1862.

2. Who is Chauncey Burr?

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

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

5. Why does the War Department seize John N. Eitel in 1865?

6. Why do mobs from Baltimore burn bridges in 1861?

7. How are military commissions used during the Civil War?

8. Describe the purpose of the Habeas Corpus Act.

9. Why must President Lincoln explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to Congress?

10. How are Jews treated by the Union in Chapter 5?

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