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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 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.

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

3. What made Eleanor Roosevelt feel out of place in the company of her mother, grandmother, and aunts?
(a) She was not married yet.
(b) She had been educated abroad.
(c) She was not a beauty.
(d) She did not know Greek.

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

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

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

7. What words did Eleanor Roosevelt use to describe her looks?
(a) Ungainly.
(b) Rather ugly.
(c) Deformed.
(d) Handsome.

8. How did Eleanor Roosevelt change under Mlle. Souvestre's influence?
(a) She saw through the eyes of people who didn't have her comforts.
(b) She learned to hold her tongue.
(c) She lost her fears.
(d) She became more stubborn.

9. What was the relation between Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt?
(a) First cousins.
(b) Second cousins.
(c) Fifth cousins.
(d) No relation.

10. What was Elliot Roosevelt's reputation, according to Freedman?
(a) A genial host and drinking companion.
(b) A hard-driving businessman.
(c) A popular sportsman.
(d) A keep social observer.

11. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt did about this feeling?
(a) Argued fiercely.
(b) Talked herself out of it.
(c) Kept silent.
(d) Argued fiercely.

12. What difficulties does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady through?
(a) The Great War.
(b) The Depression.
(c) Reconstruction.
(d) The Civil War.

13. What was Franklin responsible for when the U.S. entered World War I?
(a) Mobilizing warships.
(b) Overseeing war contractors.
(c) Raising money.
(d) Diplomacy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Eleanor Roosevelt given this nickname?

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

3. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt as a result of her mother's attention to looks?

4. How did Franklin Roosevelt describe Eleanor Roosevelt's eyes when they met?

5. What kind of gathering was Eleanor Roosevelt a frequent attendant at after her return to the U.S.?

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