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. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?
(a) He was elected and can be impeached.
(b) Dictators do not have the country's best interests at heart.
(c) His actions are valid under the rules of martial law during war.
(d) He is accountable to Congress and the American people.

2. According to "The American Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865," how many citizens are denied habeas corpus?
(a) 942.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 38,000.
(d) 13,535.

3. In Chapter 7, which great blockade running port is the last to fall?
(a) Savannah, GA.
(b) Wilmington, NC.
(c) North Port, FL.
(d) Charleston, SC.

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

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

6. Who is Joseph Holt?
(a) Judge Advocate General in 1862.
(b) District Attorney of D.C. from 1863-65.
(c) Secretary of War from 1863-65.
(d) Secretary of State from 1881-1884.

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

8. What concerns does Joseph Holt have about rebel defectors who are found behind Union lines?
(a) They might carry disease.
(b) They might be spies or messengers.
(c) They are too expensive to keep properly.
(d) They might escape and pass valuable information to the enemy.

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

10. In Chapter 6, what are the primary reasons for most arrests of Northern citizens?
(a) White collar crimes.
(b) Theft and looting.
(c) Contraband trading, desertion, and draft dodging.
(d) Freedom of speech and civil liberty issues.

11. According to President Lincoln, why would many civilian detainees have been in prison even with the right of habeas corpus?
(a) Friction and abrasion accompany war.
(b) Providence judges the unjust.
(c) Innocence is easily determined.
(d) The guilty are proven guilty.

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

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

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

15. What does the War Department do when James Hamilton reveals the horrors he suffered as a hostage?
(a) Burn the bordering farms and villages.
(b) Attack the Confederate prison and release the Union POWs.
(c) Induce similar conditions at the Fort Delaware prison.
(d) Offer him remuneration.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which 20th century historian depicts Lincoln as a merciful humanitarian caught in between preserving the Union and violating civil rights?

2. Which Union general has President Lincoln's blessing to arrest all the men he wishes and freeing those who are willing to take an oath of allegiance?

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

4. According to "American Bastile", how many civilians are illegally detained during the Civil War?

5. Which book does Andrew D. Duff write warnings of the dangerous precedents being set by President Lincoln's actions?

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