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. According to the laws of war, what happens to neutral crewmen when a neutral ship is confiscated?
(a) They are arrested and considered prisioners of war.
(b) They are allowed to pass with a military escort.
(c) They are deported on the next available ship.
(d) They may serve as legal witnesses, but are not POWs.

2. Which famous politician addresses the mistreatment of unpopular minorities in the Lyceum Address?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) John Quincy Adams.
(c) George B. McClellan.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

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

4. Why does Francis Lieber recommend trials by military commission in 1864?
(a) Civil Justices may have political bias.
(b) Judicial control is power.
(c) Expediency is essential during war.
(d) Every citizen is a potential spy.

5. Why does Skipper F. N. Bonneau identify himself as a commissioned Confederate lieutenant?
(a) To gain immunity as a POW.
(b) To be deported back to the South.
(c) To ensure safe passage through the blockade.
(d) To spare his men.

6. According to President Lincoln, why would many civilian detainees have been in prison even with the right of habeas corpus?
(a) Innocence is easily determined.
(b) The guilty are proven guilty.
(c) Friction and abrasion accompany war.
(d) Providence judges the unjust.

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

8. To which military and political leader does James Bryce liken President Lincoln?
(a) Oliver Cromwell.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Napoleon Bonaparte.

9. 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.

10. Who is Joseph Holt?
(a) Secretary of War from 1863-65.
(b) Secretary of State from 1881-1884.
(c) District Attorney of D.C. from 1863-65.
(d) Judge Advocate General in 1862.

11. According to Lincoln, whom does the constitution give the power to declare war?
(a) The Commander in Chief of the U.S. armed forces.
(b) The people.
(c) The President.
(d) Congress.

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

13. Why does the author have difficulty confirming civilian arrest records?
(a) The National Archive will not release military arrest records.
(b) Many civillian arrest records were destroyed after the war.
(c) Many records are still sealed.
(d) Some records are missing, damaged or mixed with POW data.

14. How does Kenneth A. Bernard attempt to defend Lincoln's character?
(a) Lincoln rectifies his mistakes.
(b) Lincoln is forced to make hard choices.
(c) Lincoln is protecting America from guerrilla warfare.
(d) The security of the nation is more valuable than civil liberty.

15. What does the War Department and General E. R. S. Camby declare the Banshee?
(a) An agent of the Confederacy.
(b) Property of the Confederacy.
(c) A foreign agent.
(d) Property of the Union.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which book does Andrew D. Duff write warnings of the dangerous precedents being set by President Lincoln's actions?

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

3. Which General orders all blockade runners released in 1864?

4. How long are military courts allowed to try civilians?

5. Why does Lincoln feel the need to censure John Fremont?

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