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

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

3. According to the laws of war, what happens to neutral crewmen when a neutral ship is confiscated?
(a) They are allowed to pass with a military escort.
(b) They are arrested and considered prisioners of war.
(c) They may serve as legal witnesses, but are not POWs.
(d) They are deported on the next available ship.

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

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

6. How does General Grant propose to exchange civilian hostages?
(a) By social class.
(b) In a designated neutral town.
(c) By gender, then age.
(d) By age.

7. Why does Francis Lieber recommend trials by military commission in 1864?
(a) Judicial control is power.
(b) Expediency is essential during war.
(c) Every citizen is a potential spy.
(d) Civil Justices may have political bias.

8. Which book does Andrew D. Duff write warnings of the dangerous precedents being set by President Lincoln's actions?
(a) Footprints of Despotism.
(b) Low Tide for Liberty.
(c) The American Bastile.
(d) The Prisoner of State.

9. In Chapter 7, which great blockade running port is the last to fall?
(a) Wilmington, NC.
(b) Savannah, GA.
(c) Charleston, SC.
(d) North Port, FL.

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

11. In 1862, which governor arrests 70 "vile secessionists" and essentially keeps these civilians as hostages?
(a) James McPherson.
(b) Andrew Johnson.
(c) Joel H. Silbey.
(d) Francis Lieber.

12. In the "White Flag Affair," how does Union General Christopher C. Augur convince three Confederates to release his captured Union soldiers?
(a) By holding their fathers hostage.
(b) By holding their eldest sons hostage.
(c) By holding their wives hostage.
(d) By threatening to burn their farms.

13. What does the War Department do when James Hamilton reveals the horrors he suffered as a hostage?
(a) Offer him remuneration.
(b) Attack the Confederate prison and release the Union POWs.
(c) Burn the bordering farms and villages.
(d) Induce similar conditions at the Fort Delaware prison.

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. In Chapter 6, what are the primary reasons for most arrests of Northern citizens?
(a) Contraband trading, desertion, and draft dodging.
(b) Freedom of speech and civil liberty issues.
(c) Theft and looting.
(d) White collar crimes.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 8, which person in America has the final say on all verdicts during the Civil War, particularly death sentences?

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

3. Who is Joseph G. Knapp?

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

5. How does Maryland protest the military arrest of citizens?

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