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

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

3. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt when Franklin proposed?
(a) Disbelief.
(b) Gratitude.
(c) Love.
(d) Shock.

4. What was the Consumer's League focused on?
(a) Debt relief.
(b) Women's working conditions.
(c) Hunger relief.
(d) Literacy.

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

6. What did Eleanor Roosevelt feel her husband did to her lifestyle by running for President?
(a) Took it away.
(b) Belittled it.
(c) Undermined it.
(d) Improved it.

7. What kind of gathering was Eleanor Roosevelt a frequent attendant at after her return to the U.S.?
(a) Lynching.
(b) Hunting party.
(c) Dinner party.
(d) Political rally.

8. When was Eleanor Roosevelt born?
(a) 1895.
(b) 1874.
(c) 1884.
(d) 1868.

9. Which child of Eleanor Roosevelt's died in infancy?
(a) James Roosevelt.
(b) Elliot.
(c) Anna Roosevelt.
(d) Franklin Jr.

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

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

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

13. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's lifestyle like, according to Freedman?
(a) Thrifty.
(b) Niggardly.
(c) Penurious.
(d) Luxurious.

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

15. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Susie Parish?
(a) Classmate.
(b) Cousin and roommate.
(c) Rival for a boy's attention.
(d) Fellow volunteer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt used the thing the Secret Service gave her?

2. What does Freedman say was Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood nickname?

3. How did Eleanor Roosevelt say Mlle. Souvestre affected her?

4. What does Freedman say was the effect of this nickname?

5. Where was Allenswood?

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