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

Russell Freedman
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Two: Poor Little Rich Girl.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What misfortune struck Eleanor Roosevelt at age ten?
(a) Polio.
(b) Her parents died.
(c) A farm accident.
(d) Her sister died.

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

3. What does Freedman say was Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood nickname?
(a) The sad-eyed lady.
(b) Granny.
(c) Cinderella.
(d) Sweetie.

4. Where did Elliot Roosevelt go while his wife stayed in New York with the children?
(a) Canada.
(b) Wisconsin.
(c) Virginia.
(d) England.

5. When were Eleanor Roosevelt's parents' married?
(a) 1875.
(b) 1883.
(c) 1864.
(d) 1893.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Eleanor Roosevelt react to her father's death, in Freedman's account?

2. What title was Eleanor Roosevelt unofficially given, according to Freedman?

3. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt's voice changed during her tenure as First Lady?

4. What does Freedman say the Secret Service objected to?

5. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's personality as a child?

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