The Fate of Liberty Test | Final Test - Medium

Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the author have difficulty confirming civilian arrest records?
(a) The National Archive will not release military arrest records.
(b) Many civillian arrest records were destroyed after the war.
(c) Some records are missing, damaged or mixed with POW data.
(d) Many records are still sealed.

2. Which former President is almost arrested for being a Southern sympathizer during the Civil War?
(a) Franklin Pierce.
(b) Zachary Taylor.
(c) Millard Fillmore.
(d) James Buchanan.

3. Which country continues to import cotton from the South during the Civil War?
(a) Canada.
(b) Great Britain.
(c) Mexico.
(d) France.

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

5. What is the Old Capitol prison?
(a) A place where military tortures were carried out.
(b) A prison for Union deserters.
(c) A prison for captured Confederates and civilian political prisoners.
(d) A prison for spies and murderers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the War Department do when James Hamilton reveals the horrors he suffered as a hostage?

2. Who runs against Lincoln in the 1864 election?

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

4. Why does President Lincoln pardon Wes Brogan?

5. Which legitimate sailors are sometimes mistaken for blockade-runners?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are there several discrepancies among the reported number of civilians arrested during the Civil War?

2. Who is Wes Bogan?

3. Why does Horatio Seymour quote Lord Coke, by saying, "Where courts of law are open, martial law cannot be executed?"

4. How does the Confederate Captain John Wilkinson slip through the blockades multiple times during the Civil War?

5. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?

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

7. What concerns do Union officials have about rebel defectors who claim to be seeking asylum in the Union?

8. Why does Joseph G. Knapp complain to Edward Bates?

9. According to the laws of war, what happens to neutral crewmen when a neutral ship is confiscated?

10. Why is the Banshee declared an agent of the Confederacy?

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