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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 did Sara Roosevelt's feelings change by the time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were married?
(a) She was less and less interested in the wedding.
(b) She started to have doubts about Franklin as a husband.
(c) She was terrified that Eleanor was taking Franklin away.
(d) She came to adore Eleanor.

2. 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.

3. How did Eleanor Roosevelt say Mlle. Souvestre affected her?
(a) She strengthened her resolve.
(b) She taught her to go without things.
(c) She opened her mind.
(d) She schooled her in religion.

4. 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 more strongly for justice and peace.
(d) She spoke out for American participation in World War II.

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

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

7. Where did Franklin Roosevelt attend law school?
(a) Harvard.
(b) Yale.
(c) Columbia.
(d) Cornell.

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

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

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

11. How long did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt keep their engagement a secret?
(a) A year.
(b) Two months.
(c) Two years.
(d) Six months.

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

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

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

15. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt about politics?
(a) It should clear the way for social change.
(b) It was the most American profession.
(c) It was the thing that stopped progress from happening.
(d) It was a man's profession.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's lifestyle like, according to Freedman?

2. Where would Franklin invite Eleanor to visit on weekends?

3. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's presence?

4. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's mother's looks?

5. What holiday did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt marry on?

(see the answer keys)

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