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) North Port, FL.
(d) Charleston, SC.

2. Which General orders all blockade runners released in 1864?
(a) Edward Bates.
(b) Ulysses S. Grant.
(c) John A. Dix.
(d) William T. Sherman.

3. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockade in 1864?
(a) By pretending to be British.
(b) By hiding in inlets and traveling at night.
(c) By pretending to be a Union officer.
(d) By pretending to be from Boston.

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

5. In Chapter 9, what does Andrew D. Duff predict President Lincoln will not allow in November of 1864?
(a) Public assemblies.
(b) Travel.
(c) Voting.
(d) Thanksgiving.

6. In Chapter 9, why does the Illinois State Register accept martial law fait accompli?
(a) It has a legal precedent.
(b) To prevent further damage to property or commerce.
(c) The safety of the citizens is more important than liberty.
(d) It has already been established and appears unchangeable.

7. Which book does Andrew D. Duff write warnings of the dangerous precedents being set by President Lincoln's actions?
(a) Footprints of Despotism.
(b) The American Bastile.
(c) The Prisoner of State.
(d) Low Tide for Liberty.

8. What could the Wilmot Proviso possibly ban?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Freedom of speech.
(c) Habeas Corpus.
(d) Marshal Law.

9. What is the significance of Ex parte Milligan?
(a) It reduces the military's power to conduct civilian trials.
(b) It sets precedent for military remuneration.
(c) It recognizes the effect blockades have on local commerce.
(d) It controls the amount of goods the army can claim.

10. Which country continues to import cotton from the South during the Civil War?
(a) Mexico.
(b) France.
(c) Canada.
(d) Great Britain.

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

12. With what crime is Skipper F. N. Bonneau charged?
(a) Treason.
(b) Piracy.
(c) Theft.
(d) Battery.

13. In Chapter 8, which person in America has the final say on all verdicts during the Civil War, particularly death sentences?
(a) Edward Bates.
(b) Edwin M. Stanton.
(c) President Lincoln.
(d) William H. Seward.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What concerns does Joseph Holt have about rebel defectors who are found behind Union lines?

3. In Chapter 6, what is the average length of time a Northern arrestee is detained?

4. What war makes Lincoln aware of the importance of constitutional issues?

5. Why does President Lincoln pardon Wes Brogan?

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