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. What does the "Fishing Creek Confederacy" protest?
(a) Wartime draft.
(b) The Militia Act.
(c) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(d) Blockades.

2. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?
(a) His bureau has been abolished and surviving records are incomplete.
(b) The National Archives will not release the records.
(c) His notes and journals have been lost.
(d) The great fire of 1906 destroyed most of the records.

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

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

5. Who runs against Lincoln in the 1864 election?
(a) Sidney Cromwell.
(b) John V. L. Pruyn.
(c) George B. McClellan.
(d) Clement Vallandingham.

6. Who is Wes Bogan?
(a) A black man tried for the murder of his ex-master.
(b) A grocer arrested for bringing illegal goods across picket lines.
(c) A slave who sues for his freedom.
(d) A wealthy businessman arrested for blockade running.

7. According to "American Bastile", how many civilians are illegally detained during the Civil War?
(a) 5,000-10,000.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 13,535.
(d) 942.

8. How does the crew of the Banshee avoid arrest?
(a) They raise the Union flag.
(b) They hide in an inlet.
(c) They have false papers.
(d) They claim to be foreign citizens.

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

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

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

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

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

14. Why does President Lincoln pardon Wes Brogan?
(a) Because he does not believe in slavery.
(b) Because he does not want to damage the economy.
(c) He believes Mr. Brogan acted in self-defense.
(d) He wants to use Mr. Brogan as a Union spy.

15. What is the Old Capitol prison?
(a) A prison for spies and murderers.
(b) A prison for Union deserters.
(c) A prison for captured Confederates and civilian political prisoners.
(d) A place where military tortures were carried out.

Short Answer Questions

1. What complaint does Joseph G. Knapp send to Edward Bates in Chapter 8?

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

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

4. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?

5. Which Democratic supporter gives a speech during the 1864 campaigns claiming that emancipation will make postwar reunion difficult?

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