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

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

3. 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.

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

5. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?
(a) The great fire of 1906 destroyed most of the records.
(b) His bureau has been abolished and surviving records are incomplete.
(c) The National Archives will not release the records.
(d) His notes and journals have been lost.

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

7. Why are no military trials conducted in Delaware during the Civil War?
(a) Delaware is Lincoln's home state.
(b) There is no guerrilla warfare or occupation in Delaware.
(c) The state charter expressly forbids martial law.
(d) Deleware is a neutral state.

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

9. Which famous politician addresses the mistreatment of unpopular minorities in the Lyceum Address?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) John Quincy Adams.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

10. Which famous church is raided and looted by Union troops in 1861?
(a) St. Croix.
(b) New Hope Church.
(c) Pohick church.
(d) Ambrose Chapel Church.

11. Which country continues to import cotton from the South during the Civil War?
(a) Mexico.
(b) Great Britain.
(c) Canada.
(d) France.

12. Which book does Andrew D. Duff write warnings of the dangerous precedents being set by President Lincoln's actions?
(a) Low Tide for Liberty.
(b) The American Bastile.
(c) Footprints of Despotism.
(d) The Prisoner of State.

13. In Chapter 6, what is the average length of time a Northern arrestee is detained?
(a) 60 days.
(b) 6 weeks.
(c) Eight days.
(d) 30 days.

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

15. How does General Grant propose to exchange civilian hostages?
(a) By gender, then age.
(b) By age.
(c) In a designated neutral town.
(d) By social class.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which ship captures the Banshee in 1863?

2. What is an "arbitrary arrest"?

3. Why does President Lincoln pardon Wes Brogan?

4. According to the New York Tribune, what percentage of military arrests are unjustified?

5. According to "The American Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865," how many citizens are denied habeas corpus?

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