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

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

3. With what crime is Skipper F. N. Bonneau charged?
(a) Theft.
(b) Piracy.
(c) Battery.
(d) Treason.

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

5. 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.

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

7. How does Maryland protest the military arrest of citizens?
(a) By marching a group of women and children to the White House.
(b) With satirical songs and pamphlets.
(c) By burning bridges.
(d) By destroying railroads.

8. Which pioneer political scientist drafts War Department General Order No. 100, specifying that hostages be treated as POWs?
(a) Joel H. Silbey.
(b) Francis Lieber.
(c) James McPherson.
(d) Henry W. Halleck.

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

10. 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?
(a) John A. Pope.
(b) William T. Sherman.
(c) John A. Dix.
(d) Ulysses S. Grant.

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

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

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

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

15. Which General orders all blockade runners released in 1864?
(a) William T. Sherman.
(b) John A. Dix.
(c) Edward Bates.
(d) Ulysses S. Grant.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to President Lincoln, why would many civilian detainees have been in prison even with the right of habeas corpus?

2. Which former President is almost arrested for being a Southern sympathizer during the Civil War?

3. Who is Wes Bogan?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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