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

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

3. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockade in 1864?
(a) By hiding in inlets and traveling at night.
(b) By pretending to be from Boston.
(c) By pretending to be British.
(d) By pretending to be a Union officer.

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

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

10. 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 ensure safe passage through the blockade.
(d) To gain immunity as a POW.

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

12. What concerns does Joseph Holt have about rebel defectors who are found behind Union lines?
(a) They might be spies or messengers.
(b) They are too expensive to keep properly.
(c) They might carry disease.
(d) They might escape and pass valuable information to the enemy.

13. Who is John Quincy Adams's political nemesis?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) George B. McClellan.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Sidney Cromwell.

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

15. 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) John A. Dix.
(c) John A. Pope.
(d) Ulysses S. Grant.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the crew of the Banshee avoid arrest?

2. According to Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study, how many civilian prisoners were detained during the Civil War?

3. How does General Grant propose to exchange civilian hostages?

4. Who opposes refunding Jackson's fine and publishes a pamphlet about martial law threatening slavery?

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

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