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

2. Who authored "Elements of International Law and Laws of War"?
(a) James G. Randall.
(b) Henry W. Halleck.
(c) Frank Klement.
(d) James McPherson.

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

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

5. Which legitimate sailors are sometimes mistaken for blockade-runners?
(a) Union naval sailors.
(b) Canadian sailors.
(c) Licensed oystermen.
(d) Crab fishers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which famous church is raided and looted by Union troops in 1861?

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

3. How long are military courts allowed to try civilians?

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

5. What sentence does Joseph Holt request for Wes Brogan?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Clement Vallandingham's arrest affect the political climate of the North?

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

3. What is the purpose of James G. Randall's book, "Constitutional Problems under Lincoln"?

4. Why is the Union careful to not offend Great Britain?

5. Describe Ex parte Milligan.

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

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

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

9. Why does James Bryce liken President Lincoln to Oliver Cromwell?

10. According to Lincoln, what differentiates his actions from that of a dictator?

(see the answer keys)

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