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) Missouri.
(b) Kentucky.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Louisiana.

2. In Chapter 6, what is the average length of time a Northern arrestee is detained?
(a) Eight days.
(b) 6 weeks.
(c) 30 days.
(d) 60 days.

3. According to "American Bastile", how many civilians are illegally detained during the Civil War?
(a) 942.
(b) 5,000-10,000.
(c) 20,000.
(d) 13,535.

4. What could the Wilmot Proviso possibly ban?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Marshal Law.
(c) Habeas Corpus.
(d) Freedom of speech.

5. Which pioneer political scientist drafts War Department General Order No. 100, specifying that hostages be treated as POWs?
(a) Joel H. Silbey.
(b) Francis Lieber.
(c) Henry W. Halleck.
(d) James McPherson.

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

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

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

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

10. In Chapter 9, why does the Illinois State Register accept martial law fait accompli?
(a) The safety of the citizens is more important than liberty.
(b) To prevent further damage to property or commerce.
(c) It has already been established and appears unchangeable.
(d) It has a legal precedent.

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

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

13. According to Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study, how many civilian prisoners were detained during the Civil War?
(a) 38,000.
(b) 112,000.
(c) 13,535.
(d) 5,000-10,000.

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

15. To which military and political leader does James Bryce liken President Lincoln?
(a) Thomas Jefferson.
(b) Napoleon Bonaparte.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Oliver Cromwell.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lincoln, what act did President Jefferson commit without having the constitutional power to do so?

2. Why does President Lincoln write a letter to Erastus Corning?

3. What concerns does Joseph Holt have about rebel defectors who are found behind Union lines?

4. What book does James G. Randall write that criticizes Lincoln's habeas corpus policy?

5. Which General orders all blockade runners released in 1864?

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