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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why do the consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation concern Lincoln more than the reactions to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus?
(a) Commerce is more important than civil liberties.
(b) The effects of the emancipation are permanent.
(c) Trade with other countries will suffer.
(d) The burden on the economy is too great.

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

9. According to "The American Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865," how many citizens are denied habeas corpus?
(a) 38,000.
(b) 942.
(c) 20,000.
(d) 13,535.

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

11. Which iron side steamship rams the USS Niphon?
(a) The USS Constitution.
(b) The CSS Merrimac.
(c) The Ella and Annie.
(d) The Steamship Calhoun.

12. In 1862, which governor arrests 70 "vile secessionists" and essentially keeps these civilians as hostages?
(a) Francis Lieber.
(b) Andrew Johnson.
(c) Joel H. Silbey.
(d) James McPherson.

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

14. Why does Lincoln feel the need to censure John Fremont?
(a) Lincoln believes Fremont is part of an assassination plot.
(b) Fremont's actions are political and outside his realm of power.
(c) Fremont is a Confederate supporter.
(d) Fremont is a Confederate spy.

15. Who authored "Elements of International Law and Laws of War"?
(a) James G. Randall.
(b) Frank Klement.
(c) James McPherson.
(d) Henry W. Halleck.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author have difficulty confirming civilian arrest records?

2. Which pioneer political scientist drafts War Department General Order No. 100, specifying that hostages be treated as POWs?

3. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?

4. How does the crew of the Banshee avoid arrest?

5. In Chapter 6, which Pro-Lincoln historian is accused of generalizing the prisoners' danger?

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