The Fate of Liberty Test | Final Test - Medium

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are modern historians unable to replicate or confirm Colonel F. C. Ainsworth's study?
(a) The National Archives will not release the records.
(b) The great fire of 1906 destroyed most of the records.
(c) His bureau has been abolished and surviving records are incomplete.
(d) His notes and journals have been lost.

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

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

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

5. What does the "Fishing Creek Confederacy" protest?
(a) Wartime draft.
(b) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(c) Blockades.
(d) The Militia Act.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lincoln, whom does the constitution give the power to declare war?

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

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

4. What is an "arbitrary arrest"?

5. Why does President Lincoln pardon Wes Brogan?

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