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

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

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

4. Who is the presidential nominee for the Democratic party in 1864?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) Sidney Cromwell.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) John V. L. Pruyn.

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

6. How long are military courts allowed to try civilians?
(a) Only during the Civil War.
(b) During and after the Civil War.
(c) Before, during and after the Civil War.
(d) Before and during the Civil War.

7. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?
(a) The great fire of 1906 destroyed most of the records.
(b) The National Archives will not release the records.
(c) His bureau has been abolished and surviving records are incomplete.
(d) His notes and journals have been lost.

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

9. According to the New York Tribune, what percentage of military arrests are unjustified?
(a) 50 percent.
(b) 90 percent.
(c) 35 percent.
(d) 10 percent.

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

11. In Chapter 6, which Anti-Lincoln historian is accused of exaggerating partisan abuse and political exploitation?
(a) James G. Randall.
(b) James McPherson.
(c) Dean Sprague.
(d) Frank Klement.

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

13. 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 recognizes the effect blockades have on local commerce.
(d) It reduces the military's power to conduct civilian trials.

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

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) Offer him remuneration.
(d) Induce similar conditions at the Fort Delaware prison.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the laws of war, what happens to neutral crewmen when a neutral ship is confiscated?

2. What sentence does Joseph Holt request for Wes Brogan?

3. Why does Lincoln feel the need to censure John Fremont?

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

5. Which General orders all blockade runners released in 1864?

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