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. Who runs against Lincoln in the 1864 election?
(a) George B. McClellan.
(b) John V. L. Pruyn.
(c) Sidney Cromwell.
(d) Clement Vallandingham.

2. Which famous politician addresses the mistreatment of unpopular minorities in the Lyceum Address?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) John Quincy Adams.
(d) George B. McClellan.

3. 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) Offer him remuneration.
(c) Attack the Confederate prison and release the Union POWs.
(d) Induce similar conditions at the Fort Delaware prison.

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

5. In Chapter 9, what does Andrew D. Duff predict President Lincoln will not allow in November of 1864?
(a) Voting.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Public assemblies.
(d) Travel.

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

7. Who is Wes Bogan?
(a) A wealthy businessman arrested for blockade running.
(b) A black man tried for the murder of his ex-master.
(c) A slave who sues for his freedom.
(d) A grocer arrested for bringing illegal goods across picket lines.

8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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 be spies or messengers.
(c) They might carry disease.
(d) They might escape and pass valuable information to the enemy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author have difficulty confirming civilian arrest records?

2. Which pioneer political scientist drafts War Department General Order No. 100, specifying that hostages be treated as POWs?

3. What is the significance of Ex parte Milligan?

4. Why do the consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation concern Lincoln more than the reactions to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus?

5. Which former President is almost arrested for being a Southern sympathizer during the Civil War?

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