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

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

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

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

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

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

7. In Chapter 9, what does Andrew D. Duff predict President Lincoln will not allow in November of 1864?
(a) Voting.
(b) Travel.
(c) Thanksgiving.
(d) Public assemblies.

8. 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 New Mexico Attorney General during the Civil War.
(d) The Attorney General from 1883-1886.

9. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockade in 1864?
(a) By pretending to be a Union officer.
(b) By hiding in inlets and traveling at night.
(c) By pretending to be British.
(d) By pretending to be from Boston.

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

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

13. Who authored "Elements of International Law and Laws of War"?
(a) James McPherson.
(b) Frank Klement.
(c) James G. Randall.
(d) Henry W. Halleck.

14. Why do the consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation concern Lincoln more than the reactions to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus?
(a) Commerce is more important than civil liberties.
(b) Trade with other countries will suffer.
(c) The effects of the emancipation are permanent.
(d) The burden on the economy is too great.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which pioneer political scientist drafts War Department General Order No. 100, specifying that hostages be treated as POWs?

2. In Chapter 9, why does the Illinois State Register accept martial law fait accompli?

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

4. In 1862, which governor arrests 70 "vile secessionists" and essentially keeps these civilians as hostages?

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

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