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

2. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt was uncomfortable about in the townhouse where she lived with her husband and children?
(a) Being surrounded by servants.
(b) Her husband's mistresses.
(c) Being so far from home.
(d) Being in charge of so many decisions.

3. What were Eleanor Roosevelt's best subjects at Allenswood?
(a) Greek and Latin.
(b) Literature and history.
(c) Botany and husbandry.
(d) Religion and poetry.

4. Who was Lucy Mercer?
(a) The governess for Eleanor Roosevelt's children.
(b) Sarah Roosevelt's friend.
(c) Eleanor Roosevelt's social secretary.
(d) Franklin Roosevelt's assistant.

5. Where was Franklin Roosevelt on his way to, when Eleanor Roosevelt ran into him?
(a) To vacation in Maine.
(b) To visit his mother.
(c) To visit her grandmother.
(d) To return to school.

6. Where was Allenswood?
(a) Paris.
(b) New York.
(c) London.
(d) Virginia.

7. Who accompanied Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their visits?
(a) A chaperone.
(b) His mother.
(c) Mlle. Souvestre.
(d) Her grandmother.

8. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt used the thing the Secret Service gave her?
(a) She used it to foster her reputation for fierce independence.
(b) She went for long drives alone.
(c) She unions and workers.
(d) She negotiated treaties.

9. Which child of Eleanor Roosevelt's died in infancy?
(a) Franklin Jr.
(b) James Roosevelt.
(c) Elliot.
(d) Anna Roosevelt.

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

11. How does Freedman characterize Franklin Roosevelt's attitude toward the children?
(a) He disciplined them strictly.
(b) He took them with him to the legislature.
(c) He played with them and spoiled them.
(d) He hardy noticed them.

12. What was Franklin Roosevelt's response to Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her household?
(a) He told her to just bear it.
(b) He told her to keep busy.
(c) He told her that it wouldn't be long before things improved.
(d) He told her to speak up.

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

14. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt's voice changed during her tenure as First Lady?
(a) She spoke out in defense of corporations and free enterprise.
(b) She spoke out for American participation in World War II.
(c) She began to speak less and less as her husband's presidency went on.
(d) She spoke more strongly for justice and peace.

15. When was Eleanor Roosevelt born?
(a) 1895.
(b) 1868.
(c) 1874.
(d) 1884.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the Consumer's League focused on?

2. How did Eleanor Roosevelt change under Mlle. Souvestre's influence?

3. What is NOT an innovation Freedman credits Eleanor Roosevelt with?

4. Why did Franklin propose to Eleanor, according to Freedman?

5. Where did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt honeymoon?

(see the answer keys)

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