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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Francis Lieber recommend trials by military commission in 1864?
(a) Judicial control is power.
(b) Every citizen is a potential spy.
(c) Expediency is essential during war.
(d) Civil Justices may have political bias.
2. According to "American Bastile", how many civilians are illegally detained during the Civil War?
3. In Chapter 9, what does Andrew D. Duff predict President Lincoln will not allow in November of 1864?
(b) Public assemblies.
4. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockade in 1864?
(a) By pretending to be British.
(b) By pretending to be from Boston.
(c) By pretending to be a Union officer.
(d) By hiding in inlets and traveling at night.
5. In Chapter 6, which Pro-Lincoln historian is accused of generalizing the prisoners' danger?
(a) Frank Klement.
(b) James G. Randall.
(c) James McPherson.
(d) Joel H. Silbey.
6. According to "The American Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865," how many citizens are denied habeas corpus?
7. Which famous politician addresses the mistreatment of unpopular minorities in the Lyceum Address?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) John Quincy Adams.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) George B. McClellan.
8. Why does Lincoln feel the need to censure John Fremont?
(a) Fremont is a Confederate supporter.
(b) Lincoln believes Fremont is part of an assassination plot.
(c) Fremont is a Confederate spy.
(d) Fremont's actions are political and outside his realm of power.
9. According to the New York Tribune, what percentage of military arrests are unjustified?
(a) 35 percent.
(b) 90 percent.
(c) 50 percent.
(d) 10 percent.
10. How does the crew of the Banshee avoid arrest?
(a) They raise the Union flag.
(b) They hide in an inlet.
(c) They have false papers.
(d) They claim to be foreign citizens.
11. In Chapter 8, why is an elderly man charged with violating his oath of allegiance to the Union?
(a) For attending his daughter's wedding in Missouri.
(b) For writing to his son in the Confederate Army.
(c) For traveling to his son's funeral in Kentucky.
(d) For whistling "Dixie" in public.
12. According to Lincoln, whom does the constitution give the power to declare war?
(a) The Commander in Chief of the U.S. armed forces.
(b) The people.
(c) The President.
13. In reviewing the "U.S. Army Court Martial Cases" of 1863-65, why does Lincoln sometimes disagree with Holt?
(a) He likes to point out procedural technicalities.
(b) He is more strict and judgmental.
(c) They are of opposing political parties.
(d) He is more lenient and merciful.
14. 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.
15. What could the Wilmot Proviso possibly ban?
(b) Freedom of speech.
(c) Habeas Corpus.
(d) Marshal Law.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which famous church is raided and looted by Union troops in 1861?
2. According to John Quincy Adams, what gives Congress the power to abolish slavery?
3. Why are no military trials conducted in Delaware during the Civil War?
4. Why does Skipper F. N. Bonneau identify himself as a commissioned Confederate lieutenant?
5. Which book does Andrew D. Duff write warnings of the dangerous precedents being set by President Lincoln's actions?
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