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

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

3. Which Democratic supporter gives a speech during the 1864 campaigns claiming that emancipation will make postwar reunion difficult?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) Clement Vallandingham.
(d) Horatio Seymour.

4. Who is Joseph G. Knapp?
(a) The New Mexico Attorney General during the Civil War.
(b) The New Mexico Associate Justice during the Civil War.
(c) The Attorney General from 1883-1886.
(d) The Secretary of War from 1884-1886.

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

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

7. According to John Quincy Adams, what gives Congress the power to abolish slavery?
(a) The Constitution.
(b) Its war powers.
(c) Its legal powers.
(d) Divine law.

8. 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 New Mexico military is misusing the habeas corpus order.
(c) The Union army is taking advantage of the Martial Law Act.
(d) The New Mexico military is misusing the Militia Act.

9. According to President Lincoln, why would many civilian detainees have been in prison even with the right of habeas corpus?
(a) The guilty are proven guilty.
(b) Providence judges the unjust.
(c) Friction and abrasion accompany war.
(d) Innocence is easily determined.

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

11. Why does Lincoln feel the need to censure John Fremont?
(a) Lincoln believes Fremont is part of an assassination plot.
(b) Fremont is a Confederate spy.
(c) Fremont is a Confederate supporter.
(d) Fremont's actions are political and outside his realm of power.

12. Why are no military trials conducted in Delaware during the Civil War?
(a) The state charter expressly forbids martial law.
(b) Delaware is Lincoln's home state.
(c) Deleware is a neutral state.
(d) There is no guerrilla warfare or occupation in Delaware.

13. Who renders the final verdict in Ex parte Milligan?
(a) Edward Bates.
(b) President Lincoln.
(c) The Union Military Commission.
(d) The Supreme Court.

14. Which General orders all blockade runners released in 1864?
(a) William T. Sherman.
(b) Edward Bates.
(c) Ulysses S. Grant.
(d) John A. Dix.

15. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?
(a) His actions are valid under the rules of martial law during war.
(b) He is accountable to Congress and the American people.
(c) He was elected and can be impeached.
(d) Dictators do not have the country's best interests at heart.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Old Capitol prison?

2. Why does Francis Lieber recommend trials by military commission in 1864?

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

4. As a congressman in 1848, why doesn't Lincoln want to wait for a constitutional amendment?

5. How does Kenneth A. Bernard attempt to defend Lincoln's character?

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