The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the social structure in Washington change after the war began?

2. Who worked for the Democratic Party in 1928?

3. What was held in Houston in 1928?

4. For what publication did Eleanor write a weekly column?

5. What did Eleanor and her younger sons see in Europe?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

2. How did Eleanor react to adjusting to a life without Franklin?

3. Why do you think Eleanor took her granddaughter around the world at such a young age?

4. How did the structure of social life change when the United States entered WWI?

5. What sorts of activities did Eleanor become involved in when the family moved to New York?

6. What were some of Eleanor's strengths? What were some of her weaknesses?

7. How did the relationship between Eleanor and Franklin evolve?

8. In what capacity was Eleanor working as a journalist during the 1930's?

9. What did Eleanor learn about Hong Kong in the mid-1950s?

10. Describe Eleanor's relationship with her biological parents.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In many places in her book, Eleanor used imagery to describe certain people, places, or events. Using one specific example from Eleanor's book, describe how the imagery she provided adds to the reader's understanding and perception of her life.

Essay Topic 2

Eleanor indicated that setting in terms of the United States during WWII was significant to her experiences as a first lady. Describe what she said about this particular setting and what role place and time play in Eleanor's experiences as conveyed in the book.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the way Eleanor addressed the role of women in her book. Why did she choose to address this topic in particular? Did you learn anything about the role of women that you didn't know before?

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