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

2. Who was Eleanor Roosevelt secretly engaged to at nineteen?
(a) A working boy.
(b) A cousin.
(c) A Harvard boy.
(d) A boy from the Junior League.

3. What is NOT an innovation Freedman credits Eleanor Roosevelt with?
(a) Driving her own car.
(b) Negotiating treaties herself.
(c) Traveling the world.
(d) Opening the White House doors to reporters.

4. What modest claim does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt made about her work as First Lady?
(a) She couldn't have done her work without a talented staff of assistants.
(b) Even an untalented person like her could change the world.
(c) She learned everything she knew from Franklin.
(d) She owed everything to her faith in God.

5. Where would Franklin invite Eleanor to visit on weekends?
(a) Yale.
(b) New Brunswick.
(c) Washington D.C.
(d) Campobello Island.

6. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt as a result of her mother's attention to looks?
(a) Inferiority.
(b) Queenly decorum.
(c) Placid confidence.
(d) Self-loathing.

7. Where does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt enjoyed happy times?
(a) Appalachia.
(b) Oak Terrace.
(c) The Catskills.
(d) Paris.

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

9. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's social demeanor at age 18?
(a) Pleasant and gracious.
(b) Awkward and shy.
(c) Humble and religious.
(d) Aggressive and political.

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

11. In what way does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt shocked his wife?
(a) By opposing women's rights.
(b) By supporting women's rights.
(c) By undermining women's rights.
(d) By sponsoring women's rights.

12. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's looks as a young girl?
(a) She was handsome but not beautiful.
(b) She was half-paralyzed by an infant illness.
(c) She was a beauty.
(d) She was not considered attractive.

13. How did Sara Roosevelt's feelings change by the time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were married?
(a) She was less and less interested in the wedding.
(b) She started to have doubts about Franklin as a husband.
(c) She came to adore Eleanor.
(d) She was terrified that Eleanor was taking Franklin away.

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

15. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt did to the position of First Lady?
(a) Turned it into a more diplomatic position.
(b) Won more power for it.
(c) Debased the office.
(d) Took it to new heights.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sadness attended Eleanor Roosevelt's return to the U.S.?

2. What was Eleanor Roosevelt doing before her husband ran for President?

3. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt used the thing the Secret Service gave her?

4. Which child of Eleanor Roosevelt's died in infancy?

5. What difficulties does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady through?

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