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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 misfortune struck Eleanor Roosevelt at age ten?
(a) Polio.
(b) A farm accident.
(c) Her parents died.
(d) Her sister died.

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

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

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

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

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

7. Where did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt honeymoon?
(a) Newport.
(b) California.
(c) Europe.
(d) Niagara Falls.

8. Why was Eleanor Roosevelt given this nickname?
(a) Her old-fashioned ways.
(b) Her selflessness.
(c) Her thoughtful expression.
(d) Her cute face.

9. What did Elliot Roosevelt die of?
(a) Shipwreck.
(b) Alcoholism.
(c) An accident.
(d) Tuberculosis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her father?

2. How does Freedman characterize the time Eleanor Roosevelt spent at Allenswood?

3. To what does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt devoted her time after her husband died?

4. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's status in Mlle. Souvestre's eyes?

5. What title was Eleanor Roosevelt unofficially given, according to Freedman?

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