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 may serve as legal witnesses, but are not POWs.
(c) They are allowed to pass with a military escort.
(d) They are deported on the next available ship.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. In Chapter 8, why is an elderly man charged with violating his oath of allegiance to the Union?
(a) For traveling to his son's funeral in Kentucky.
(b) For attending his daughter's wedding in Missouri.
(c) For whistling "Dixie" in public.
(d) For writing to his son in the Confederate Army.

10. What book does James G. Randall write that criticizes Lincoln's habeas corpus policy?
(a) Arming the Suckers 1861-1865.
(b) A Savage Conflict.
(c) Mr. Lincoln's Forts.
(d) Constitutional Problems under Lincoln.

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

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

13. Who renders the final verdict in Ex parte Milligan?
(a) The Union Military Commission.
(b) President Lincoln.
(c) Edward Bates.
(d) The Supreme Court.

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

15. What war makes Lincoln aware of the importance of constitutional issues?
(a) The Civil War.
(b) The Mexican-American War.
(c) The French-Indian War.
(d) The Revolutionary War.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 9, what does Andrew D. Duff predict President Lincoln will not allow in November of 1864?

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. In Chapter 6, which Anti-Lincoln historian is accused of exaggerating partisan abuse and political exploitation?

4. According to Lincoln, what act did President Jefferson commit without having the constitutional power to do so?

5. Who is John Quincy Adams's political nemesis?

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