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

2. According to "American Bastile", how many civilians are illegally detained during the Civil War?
(a) 942.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 13,535.
(d) 5,000-10,000.

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

4. Who is Dred Scott?
(a) A wealthy businessman arrested for blockade running.
(b) A slave who sues for his freedom.
(c) A Confederate spy.
(d) A grocer arrested for bringing illegal goods across picket lines.

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

10. In reviewing the "U.S. Army Court Martial Cases" of 1863-65, why does Lincoln sometimes disagree with Holt?
(a) He is more lenient and merciful.
(b) He likes to point out procedural technicalities.
(c) They are of opposing political parties.
(d) He is more strict and judgmental.

11. Why does Skipper F. N. Bonneau identify himself as a commissioned Confederate lieutenant?
(a) To gain immunity as a POW.
(b) To be deported back to the South.
(c) To ensure safe passage through the blockade.
(d) To spare his men.

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

13. According to Lincoln, whom does the constitution give the power to declare war?
(a) The people.
(b) The Commander in Chief of the U.S. armed forces.
(c) Congress.
(d) The President.

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

15. In the "White Flag Affair," how does Union General Christopher C. Augur convince three Confederates to release his captured Union soldiers?
(a) By holding their eldest sons hostage.
(b) By threatening to burn their farms.
(c) By holding their fathers hostage.
(d) By holding their wives hostage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Francis Lieber recommend trials by military commission in 1864?

2. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?

3. What is the significance of Ex parte Milligan?

4. Which legitimate sailors are sometimes mistaken for blockade-runners?

5. What does the "Fishing Creek Confederacy" protest?

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