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

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

3. Who is the presidential nominee for the Democratic party in 1864?
(a) Sidney Cromwell.
(b) John V. L. Pruyn.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) George B. McClellan.

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

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

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

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

8. 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 great fire of 1906 destroyed most of the records.
(c) His notes and journals have been lost.
(d) The National Archives will not release the records.

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

10. In Chapter 6, which Pro-Lincoln historian is accused of generalizing the prisoners' danger?
(a) James McPherson.
(b) Joel H. Silbey.
(c) James G. Randall.
(d) Frank Klement.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What could the Wilmot Proviso possibly ban?

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

4. What concerns does Joseph Holt have about rebel defectors who are found behind Union lines?

5. Why does President Lincoln write a letter to Erastus Corning?

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