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 Union general has President Lincoln's blessing to arrest all the men he wishes and freeing those who are willing to take an oath of allegiance?
(a) John A. Dix.
(b) William T. Sherman.
(c) John A. Pope.
(d) Ulysses S. Grant.

2. 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 writing to his son in the Confederate Army.
(d) For whistling "Dixie" in public.

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

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

5. Who is Joseph G. Knapp?
(a) The New Mexico Associate Justice during the Civil War.
(b) The Secretary of War from 1884-1886.
(c) The Attorney General from 1883-1886.
(d) The New Mexico Attorney General during the Civil War.

6. Who is Joseph Holt?
(a) District Attorney of D.C. from 1863-65.
(b) Secretary of State from 1881-1884.
(c) Judge Advocate General in 1862.
(d) Secretary of War from 1863-65.

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

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

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

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

11. Which 20th century historian depicts Lincoln as a merciful humanitarian caught in between preserving the Union and violating civil rights?
(a) Dean Sprague.
(b) Frank Klement.
(c) James G. Randall.
(d) James McPherson.

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

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

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

15. According to Lincoln, what act did President Jefferson commit without having the constitutional power to do so?
(a) The Louisiana Purchase.
(b) The Militia Act.
(c) War with the French.
(d) War with Mexico.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are no military trials conducted in Delaware during the Civil War?

2. With what crime is Skipper F. N. Bonneau charged?

3. According to Lincoln, whom does the constitution give the power to declare war?

4. What is an "arbitrary arrest"?

5. How does General Grant propose to exchange civilian hostages?

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