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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 the Junior League's purpose?
(a) To raise money for political parties.
(b) To organize the poor politically.
(c) To help the needy.
(d) To educate workers.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What did Elliot Roosevelt's drinking lead to, according to Freedman?
(a) Temperance meetings.
(b) Love affairs.
(c) Depression.
(d) Religion.

8. What did Anna Roosevelt die of?
(a) Tuberculosis.
(b) Polio.
(c) Diptheria.
(d) Scarlet fever.

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was Franklin responsible for when the U.S. entered World War I?

3. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt did about this feeling?

4. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with her mother-in-law affected her?

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

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