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) Dictators do not have the country's best interests at heart.
(b) His actions are valid under the rules of martial law during war.
(c) He was elected and can be impeached.
(d) He is accountable to Congress and the American people.

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

3. What complaint does Joseph G. Knapp send to Edward Bates in Chapter 8?
(a) The Union army is taking advantage of the Writ Act.
(b) The Union army is taking advantage of the Martial Law Act.
(c) The New Mexico military is misusing the Militia Act.
(d) The New Mexico military is misusing the habeas corpus order.

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

5. According to Lincoln, what act did President Jefferson commit without having the constitutional power to do so?
(a) War with the French.
(b) The Louisiana Purchase.
(c) The Militia Act.
(d) War with Mexico.

6. Which ship captures the Banshee in 1863?
(a) The CSS Alabama.
(b) The CSS Merrimac.
(c) The USS Fulton.
(d) The USS Monitor.

7. Which politician quotes Lord Coke by saying, "Where courts of law are open, martial law cannot be executed"?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) Clement Vallandingham.
(c) Horatio Seymour.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

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

9. In reviewing the "U.S. Army Court Martial Cases" of 1863-65, why does Lincoln sometimes disagree with Holt?
(a) He is more strict and judgmental.
(b) They are of opposing political parties.
(c) He is more lenient and merciful.
(d) He likes to point out procedural technicalities.

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

11. Why does President Lincoln pardon Wes Brogan?
(a) Because he does not believe in slavery.
(b) Because he does not want to damage the economy.
(c) He wants to use Mr. Brogan as a Union spy.
(d) He believes Mr. Brogan acted in self-defense.

12. What does the War Department and General E. R. S. Camby declare the Banshee?
(a) Property of the Confederacy.
(b) An agent of the Confederacy.
(c) Property of the Union.
(d) A foreign agent.

13. In Chapter 9, which congressman's arrest sparks rallies among his supporters?
(a) Clement Vallandingham.
(b) John V. L. Pruyn.
(c) Sidney Cromwell.
(d) Judson D. Benedict.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 6, which Anti-Lincoln historian is accused of exaggerating partisan abuse and political exploitation?

2. Which Democratic supporter gives a speech during the 1864 campaigns claiming that emancipation will make postwar reunion difficult?

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

4. Why does Skipper F. N. Bonneau identify himself as a commissioned Confederate lieutenant?

5. What is the significance of Ex parte Milligan?

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