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. Who opposes refunding Jackson's fine and publishes a pamphlet about martial law threatening slavery?
(a) Franklin Pierce.
(b) Horace Binney.
(c) Judge S. S. Nicholas.
(d) Professor Joel Parker.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 6, what are the primary reasons for most arrests of Northern citizens?

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

3. In the "White Flag Affair," how does Union General Christopher C. Augur convince three Confederates to release his captured Union soldiers?

4. Why are no military trials conducted in Delaware during the Civil War?

5. What is the Old Capitol prison?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Dred Scott decision.

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

3. How does the Mexican-American War influence Lincoln's perception of Constitutional issues?

4. How are pamphlets used by Democrats during the Civil War?

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

6. Describe Ex parte Milligan.

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

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

9. Describe President Lincoln's letter to Erastus Corning.

10. What happens at Pohick Church in 1861?

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