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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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 owed everything to her faith in God.
(d) She learned everything she knew from Franklin.

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

14. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's personality as a child?
(a) Timid.
(b) Outspoken.
(c) Brave.
(d) Quick-witted.

15. To what does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt devoted her time after her husband died?
(a) The World Bank.
(b) The International Monetary Fund.
(c) Drought relief in Africa.
(d) The United Nations.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How old was Eleanor Roosevelt when she returned to the U.S.?

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

4. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt was uncomfortable about in the townhouse where she lived with her husband and children?

5. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt reacted to the Secret Service's objections?

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