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Russell Freedman
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Franklin Roosevelt work after he returned from his honeymoon?
(a) New York government.
(b) Democratic political party.
(c) Wall Street law firm.
(d) Charitable organization.

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt feel her husband did to her lifestyle by running for President?
(a) Took it away.
(b) Improved it.
(c) Undermined it.
(d) Belittled it.

3. What was Eleanor Roosevelt doing before her husband ran for President?
(a) Banking.
(b) Painting.
(c) Activism.
(d) Parenting.

4. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's lifestyle like, according to Freedman?
(a) Penurious.
(b) Thrifty.
(c) Niggardly.
(d) Luxurious.

5. Who were Eleanor Roosevelt's classmates at Allenswood?
(a) Wealthy girls.
(b) Working girls.
(c) Her siblings.
(d) Diplomats' daughters.

6. How does Freedman characterize the time Eleanor Roosevelt spent at Allenswood?
(a) The worst time of her life.
(b) Happiest years of her life.
(c) A time of luxury and being spoiled.
(d) A time of trials and difficulties.

7. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about moving to Albany when Franklin Roosevelt won his first race?
(a) She was glad to have more space for the children.
(b) She was sorry to have to become a political wife.
(c) She was sorry to leave New York.
(d) She was delighted to get away from Sara.

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

9. How does Freedman characterize the relationship between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) They were passionate lovers.
(b) They were formal to the point of being cold.
(c) They were young and confused.
(d) They talked a lot.

10. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt reacted to the Secret Service's objections?
(a) She was flexible.
(b) She was adamant.
(c) She was contrite.
(d) She was accommodating.

11. What sadness attended Eleanor Roosevelt's return to the U.S.?
(a) The family's fortunes had declined.
(b) Her uncle had died.
(c) Her grandmother had died.
(d) Her uncle had become an alcoholic.

12. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor's relationship with Sara Roosevelt?
(a) She opposed her in almost everything.
(b) She agreed with all her plans.
(c) She declared her independence from her.
(d) She adopted her as her own mother.

13. How long did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt keep their engagement a secret?
(a) A year.
(b) Six months.
(c) Two months.
(d) Two years.

14. What does Freedman say the Secret Service gave Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) Top secret security clearance.
(b) A gun.
(c) A budget.
(d) Her own car.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Freedman characterize the difference between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's personalities?

2. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Susie Parish?

3. Where was Franklin Roosevelt on his way to, when Eleanor Roosevelt ran into him?

4. What were Eleanor Roosevelt's best subjects at Allenswood?

5. What did Eleanor think about Franklin?

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