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

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

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

4. Who is the presidential nominee for the Democratic party in 1864?
(a) Sidney Cromwell.
(b) George B. McClellan.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) John V. L. Pruyn.

5. In Chapter 9, which congressman's arrest sparks rallies among his supporters?
(a) Clement Vallandingham.
(b) John V. L. Pruyn.
(c) Sidney Cromwell.
(d) Judson D. Benedict.

6. What does the War Department do when James Hamilton reveals the horrors he suffered as a hostage?
(a) Attack the Confederate prison and release the Union POWs.
(b) Offer him remuneration.
(c) Burn the bordering farms and villages.
(d) Induce similar conditions at the Fort Delaware prison.

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

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

9. In Chapter 6, which Pro-Lincoln historian is accused of generalizing the prisoners' danger?
(a) James McPherson.
(b) James G. Randall.
(c) Joel H. Silbey.
(d) Frank Klement.

10. Which state has the most military trials?
(a) Missouri.
(b) Louisiana.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Kentucky.

11. 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.

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

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

14. According to Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study, how many civilian prisoners were detained during the Civil War?
(a) 13,535.
(b) 38,000.
(c) 5,000-10,000.
(d) 112,000.

15. Which politician quotes Lord Coke by saying, "Where courts of law are open, martial law cannot be executed"?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) Horatio Seymour.
(c) Clement Vallandingham.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who runs against Lincoln in the 1864 election?

2. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockade in 1864?

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

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

5. What sentence does Joseph Holt request for Wes Brogan?

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