Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Russell Freedman
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Seven: Friendship and Politics.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Sara Roosevelt's response to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's engagement?
(a) She was delighted for them.
(b) She objected.
(c) She made everyone uncomfortable with her doubts.
(d) She urged patience.

2. How did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?
(a) His aggressive steps to create jobs.
(b) His strict discrimination policies.
(c) His personal contributions to the state's funds.
(d) His enormous losses in the stock market crash.

3. Why did Franklin propose to Eleanor, according to Freedman?
(a) He wanted her to bring out the best in him.
(b) He was smitten with her.
(c) He thought she would make a good mother.
(d) He wanted her to manage his affairs.

4. What was Franklin responsible for when the U.S. entered World War I?
(a) Diplomacy.
(b) Overseeing war contractors.
(c) Mobilizing warships.
(d) Raising money.

5. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her father?
(a) Hostility.
(b) Resistance.
(c) Adoration.
(d) She did not know him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Eleanor's position at the Women's Democratic News?

2. Where did Eleanor take a political leadership position?

3. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt about her prospects as a wife?

4. What kind of gathering was Eleanor Roosevelt a frequent attendant at after her return to the U.S.?

5. What was Franklin Roosevelt's response to Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her household?

(see the answer key)

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