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 state has the most military trials?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) Georgia.
(c) Missouri.
(d) Kentucky.

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

3. Why does Skipper F. N. Bonneau identify himself as a commissioned Confederate lieutenant?
(a) To be deported back to the South.
(b) To spare his men.
(c) To gain immunity as a POW.
(d) To ensure safe passage through the blockade.

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

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

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

7. Who opposes refunding Jackson's fine and publishes a pamphlet about martial law threatening slavery?
(a) Professor Joel Parker.
(b) Judge S. S. Nicholas.
(c) Horace Binney.
(d) Franklin Pierce.

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

9. As a congressman in 1848, why doesn't Lincoln want to wait for a constitutional amendment?
(a) He fears Congress will not act in the best interests of the country.
(b) He prefers the use of presidential "express authority."
(c) He believes Confederate spies are working within Congress.
(d) He believes the amendment will be too weak.

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

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

12. How does Kenneth A. Bernard attempt to defend Lincoln's character?
(a) Lincoln is protecting America from guerrilla warfare.
(b) Lincoln is forced to make hard choices.
(c) The security of the nation is more valuable than civil liberty.
(d) Lincoln rectifies his mistakes.

13. Why does President Lincoln write a letter to Erastus Corning?
(a) To defend his position on civil liberties during war.
(b) To warn his group of the dangers evident in freedom of speech.
(c) To justify the slow progress of the war.
(d) To thank him for his support.

14. In Chapter 6, which Pro-Lincoln historian is accused of generalizing the prisoners' danger?
(a) Frank Klement.
(b) James McPherson.
(c) James G. Randall.
(d) Joel H. Silbey.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to John Quincy Adams, what gives Congress the power to abolish slavery?

2. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?

3. With what crime is Skipper F. N. Bonneau charged?

4. Why are no military trials conducted in Delaware during the Civil War?

5. Which country continues to import cotton from the South during the Civil War?

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