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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 say Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with her mother-in-law affected her?
(a) She became invigorated.
(b) She became determined to do good deeds.
(c) She became depressed.
(d) She learned to assert herself and her beliefs.

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

3. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's treatment at Allenswood?
(a) Abhorrent.
(b) Luxurious.
(c) Spartan.
(d) Amicable.

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

5. When did Eleanor start to see Franklin regularly?
(a) The winter of her coming out.
(b) When she turned twenty.
(c) Before she left England.
(d) Right after retuning to the U.S.

6. What did Eleanor give up at Sara's insistence?
(a) Smoking.
(b) Going to the opera.
(c) Charity work.
(d) Her teaching job in the slums.

7. How does Freedman characterize the difference between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's personalities?
(a) Franklin brooded, but Eleanor kept working at keeping the household running.
(b) Franklin was lighthearted, but Eleanor withdrew from problems.
(c) Franklin allowed himself to go with other people's decisions, but Eleanor had to insist on her own way in things.
(d) Franklin was very social, but Eleanor was more political in her interests.

8. How did Eleanor Roosevelt react to her father's death, in Freedman's account?
(a) She became depressed and suicidal.
(b) She created a fantasy world where he was still alive.
(c) She created a religious mindset in which his spirit was still with her.
(d) She grieved hard for three months then forgot him.

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

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

11. 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) She owed everything to her faith in God.
(c) She learned everything she knew from Franklin.
(d) Even an untalented person like her could change the world.

12. When was Eleanor Roosevelt's first child born?
(a) Winter 1905.
(b) Spring 1906.
(c) Spring 1905.
(d) Fall 1906.

13. What did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt do at the Harvard-Yale game?
(a) Got drunk together.
(b) Eloped.
(c) Slipped away from their chaperone.
(d) Kissed for the first time.

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

15. Who did Franklin Roosevelt follow into politics?
(a) A lawyer from his firm.
(b) His cousin Teddy.
(c) His father.
(d) His mother's advice.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt keep their engagement a secret?

2. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's social demeanor at age 18?

3. What words did Eleanor Roosevelt use to describe her looks?

4. In what way does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt shocked his wife?

5. What made Eleanor Roosevelt's uncle dangerous?

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