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. How does Maryland protest the military arrest of citizens?
(a) By destroying railroads.
(b) By burning bridges.
(c) By marching a group of women and children to the White House.
(d) With satirical songs and pamphlets.

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

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

4. What sentence does Joseph Holt request for Wes Brogan?
(a) Hanging.
(b) Imprisonment.
(c) Hard labor.
(d) Deportation.

5. 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.

6. How long are military courts allowed to try civilians?
(a) Before and during the Civil War.
(b) During and after the Civil War.
(c) Before, during and after the Civil War.
(d) Only during the Civil War.

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

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

9. Which ship captures the Banshee in 1863?
(a) The CSS Merrimac.
(b) The USS Fulton.
(c) The CSS Alabama.
(d) The USS Monitor.

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

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

12. What could the Wilmot Proviso possibly ban?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Marshal Law.
(c) Habeas Corpus.
(d) Freedom of speech.

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

14. Which Democratic supporter gives a speech during the 1864 campaigns claiming that emancipation will make postwar reunion difficult?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) Clement Vallandingham.
(c) Horatio Seymour.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

15. 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) The great fire of 1906 destroyed most of the records.
(d) His notes and journals have been lost.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How does Kenneth A. Bernard attempt to defend Lincoln's character?

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

5. Which iron side steamship rams the USS Niphon?

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