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Quiz Yourself Civil War Spy Allan Pinkerton
In addition to be founding a detective agency, Pinkerton was an ardent what?

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1. Allan Pinkerton who founded the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency was born on August 25, 1819, in Scotland and moved to Chicago to establish what kind of shop?
   Soap-making
   Butcher
   Cooper
   Candling
   Shop building
2. In addition to be founding a detective agency, Pinkerton was an ardent what?
   Abolitionist
   Copperhead
   Teetotaler
   Quaker
   Secessionist
3. Pinkerton started his detective career when he accidentally came across a ring of what?
   Bootleggers
   Confederates
   Assassins
   Counterfeiters
   Nationalists
4. Pinkerton's National Detective Agency's motto which inspired the saying "private eyes" was what?
   "Always Awake"
   "Eyes Open"
   "Eyes Wide"
   "Sleep is for the Weak"
   "We Never Sleep"
5. What kind of theft did the agency specialize in?
   Banks
   Railroads
   Homes
   Salons
   Saloons
6. While investigated one case, Pinkerton uncovered a plot to assassinate which president?
   Lincoln
   Grant
   Buchanan
   Monroe
   Garfield
7. Pinkerton's agency infiltrated the first train robbing gang in the U.S., which was called what?
   Reno Gang
   James Gang
   Cassidy Gang
   Bart Gang
   Bull Gang
8. Pinkerton served as chief of intelligence to what general?
   Grant
   Sherman
   McClellan
   Lee
   Jackson
9. Pinkerton failed to put an end to what notorious fraternal criminals?
   Cook Brothers
   Carey Brothers
   Cassidy Brothers
   Lincoln Brothers
   James Brothers
10. Pinkerton agents were also used as what?
   Bankers
   Notaries
   Strikebreakers
   Conductors
   Journalists



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