The Fate of Liberty Test | Final Test - Easy

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. In Chapter 7, which great blockade running port is the last to fall?
(a) Wilmington, NC.
(b) Savannah, GA.
(c) Charleston, SC.
(d) North Port, FL.

2. Who opposes refunding Jackson's fine and publishes a pamphlet about martial law threatening slavery?
(a) Franklin Pierce.
(b) Judge S. S. Nicholas.
(c) Horace Binney.
(d) Professor Joel Parker.

3. According to John Quincy Adams, what gives Congress the power to abolish slavery?
(a) Its legal powers.
(b) The Constitution.
(c) Divine law.
(d) Its war powers.

4. Why does President Lincoln write a letter to Erastus Corning?
(a) To justify the slow progress of the war.
(b) To warn his group of the dangers evident in freedom of speech.
(c) To thank him for his support.
(d) To defend his position on civil liberties during war.

5. Which former President is almost arrested for being a Southern sympathizer during the Civil War?
(a) Franklin Pierce.
(b) James Buchanan.
(c) Zachary Taylor.
(d) Millard Fillmore.

6. What sentence does Joseph Holt request for Wes Brogan?
(a) Hanging.
(b) Imprisonment.
(c) Deportation.
(d) Hard labor.

7. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?
(a) His actions are valid under the rules of martial law during war.
(b) He is accountable to Congress and the American people.
(c) He was elected and can be impeached.
(d) Dictators do not have the country's best interests at heart.

8. In Chapter 6, which Anti-Lincoln historian is accused of exaggerating partisan abuse and political exploitation?
(a) Frank Klement.
(b) James G. Randall.
(c) James McPherson.
(d) Dean Sprague.

9. Which legitimate sailors are sometimes mistaken for blockade-runners?
(a) Crab fishers.
(b) Union naval sailors.
(c) Canadian sailors.
(d) Licensed oystermen.

10. According to the New York Tribune, what percentage of military arrests are unjustified?
(a) 50 percent.
(b) 35 percent.
(c) 90 percent.
(d) 10 percent.

11. Which famous church is raided and looted by Union troops in 1861?
(a) Pohick church.
(b) New Hope Church.
(c) St. Croix.
(d) Ambrose Chapel Church.

12. Which 20th century historian depicts Lincoln as a merciful humanitarian caught in between preserving the Union and violating civil rights?
(a) James G. Randall.
(b) Frank Klement.
(c) James McPherson.
(d) Dean Sprague.

13. As a congressman in 1848, why doesn't Lincoln want to wait for a constitutional amendment?
(a) He believes Confederate spies are working within Congress.
(b) He believes the amendment will be too weak.
(c) He prefers the use of presidential "express authority."
(d) He fears Congress will not act in the best interests of the country.

14. In Chapter 6, what are the primary reasons for most arrests of Northern citizens?
(a) White collar crimes.
(b) Freedom of speech and civil liberty issues.
(c) Theft and looting.
(d) Contraband trading, desertion, and draft dodging.

15. Who is John Quincy Adams's political nemesis?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) Sidney Cromwell.
(d) George B. McClellan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation concern Lincoln more than the reactions to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus?

2. What is the Old Capitol prison?

3. Which famous politician addresses the mistreatment of unpopular minorities in the Lyceum Address?

4. In 1862, which governor arrests 70 "vile secessionists" and essentially keeps these civilians as hostages?

5. In the "White Flag Affair," how does Union General Christopher C. Augur convince three Confederates to release his captured Union soldiers?

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