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

2. What does Freedman say was the effect of this nickname?
(a) She rebelled against it.
(b) She was hurt by it.
(c) She grew into it.
(d) She loved it.

3. 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) Even an untalented person like her could change the world.
(d) She learned everything she knew from Franklin.

4. Where was Allenswood?
(a) Virginia.
(b) New York.
(c) Paris.
(d) London.

5. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's mother's looks?
(a) She was plain.
(b) She was a beauty.
(c) She was indistinct.
(d) She was a horror.

6. In what way does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt shocked his wife?
(a) By opposing women's rights.
(b) By sponsoring women's rights.
(c) By supporting women's rights.
(d) By undermining women's rights.

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

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

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

10. 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 less and less interested in the wedding.
(c) She was terrified that Eleanor was taking Franklin away.
(d) She came to adore Eleanor.

11. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt about her prospects as a wife?
(a) She secretly felt that any man would be lucky to have her for a bride.
(b) She was proud to finally become a wife and mother herself.
(c) She was not beautiful, and did not have anything to offer.
(d) She was filled with dread about having to perform a wife's duties.

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

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

14. What was a sign of being a 'fast woman'?
(a) Dancing with a man.
(b) Accepting jewelry without being engaged.
(c) Writing a letter to a man.
(d) Talking with a man.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Freedman characterize Franklin Roosevelt's attitude toward the children?

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

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