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

2. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt's voice changed during her tenure as First Lady?
(a) She began to speak less and less as her husband's presidency went on.
(b) She spoke out in defense of corporations and free enterprise.
(c) She spoke out for American participation in World War II.
(d) She spoke more strongly for justice and peace.

3. What incident does Freedman say escalated Elliot Roosevelt's alcoholism?
(a) A broken ankle.
(b) A financial crisis.
(c) A needy personality.
(d) A divorce.

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

5. 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 determined to do good deeds.
(c) She became depressed.
(d) She became invigorated.

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

7. What modest claim does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt made about her work as First Lady?
(a) She learned everything she knew from Franklin.
(b) She owed everything to her faith in God.
(c) She couldn't have done her work without a talented staff of assistants.
(d) Even an untalented person like her could change the world.

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

9. What sadness attended Eleanor Roosevelt's return to the U.S.?
(a) Her uncle had died.
(b) The family's fortunes had declined.
(c) Her grandmother had died.
(d) Her uncle had become an alcoholic.

10. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about moving to Albany when Franklin Roosevelt won his first race?
(a) She was sorry to leave New York.
(b) She was delighted to get away from Sara.
(c) She was sorry to have to become a political wife.
(d) She was glad to have more space for the children.

11. Where was Franklin Roosevelt on his way to, when Eleanor Roosevelt ran into him?
(a) To vacation in Maine.
(b) To return to school.
(c) To visit his mother.
(d) To visit her grandmother.

12. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's status in Mlle. Souvestre's eyes?
(a) She was a constant troublemaker.
(b) She was not distinguished.
(c) She was often chastised.
(d) She had the seat of honor at dinner.

13. How did Eleanor Roosevelt change under Mlle. Souvestre's influence?
(a) She learned to hold her tongue.
(b) She lost her fears.
(c) She became more stubborn.
(d) She saw through the eyes of people who didn't have her comforts.

14. How does Freedman characterize Franklin Roosevelt's attitude toward the children?
(a) He hardy noticed them.
(b) He disciplined them strictly.
(c) He took them with him to the legislature.
(d) He played with them and spoiled them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who accompanied Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their visits?

2. What did Elliot Roosevelt's drinking lead to, according to Freedman?

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

4. What was Elliot Roosevelt's reputation, according to Freedman?

5. Who was Lucy Mercer?

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