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

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

3. What is an "arbitrary arrest"?
(a) An arrest that is made without due cause.
(b) An arrest of a suspected military spy.
(c) An arrest made on political grounds.
(d) A government mandated arrest.

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

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

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

7. What complaint does Joseph G. Knapp send to Edward Bates in Chapter 8?
(a) The New Mexico military is misusing the Militia Act.
(b) The New Mexico military is misusing the habeas corpus order.
(c) The Union army is taking advantage of the Martial Law Act.
(d) The Union army is taking advantage of the Writ Act.

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

9. Which pioneer political scientist drafts War Department General Order No. 100, specifying that hostages be treated as POWs?
(a) Francis Lieber.
(b) Henry W. Halleck.
(c) James McPherson.
(d) Joel H. Silbey.

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

11. Why does Lincoln feel the need to censure John Fremont?
(a) Lincoln believes Fremont is part of an assassination plot.
(b) Fremont is a Confederate supporter.
(c) Fremont is a Confederate spy.
(d) Fremont's actions are political and outside his realm of power.

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

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

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

15. According to the laws of war, what happens to neutral crewmen when a neutral ship is confiscated?
(a) They are deported on the next available ship.
(b) They may serve as legal witnesses, but are not POWs.
(c) They are allowed to pass with a military escort.
(d) They are arrested and considered prisioners of war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the War Department do when James Hamilton reveals the horrors he suffered as a hostage?

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

3. In Chapter 6, what is the average length of time a Northern arrestee is detained?

4. Who is Dred Scott?

5. According to John Quincy Adams, what gives Congress the power to abolish slavery?

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