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

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

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

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

5. What title was Eleanor Roosevelt unofficially given, according to Freedman?
(a) Lady President.
(b) First Lady of the World.
(c) Secretary of Interior.
(d) Lady Ambassador.

6. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's presence?
(a) She was quiet and sometimes faded into the background.
(b) There was an aura about her.
(c) She carried a cloud over her.
(d) She was always in motion.

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

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

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

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

11. What does Freedman say was Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood nickname?
(a) The sad-eyed lady.
(b) Sweetie.
(c) Granny.
(d) Cinderella.

12. Where does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt enjoyed happy times?
(a) Oak Terrace.
(b) Appalachia.
(c) The Catskills.
(d) Paris.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which child of Eleanor Roosevelt's died in infancy?

2. Why did Franklin propose to Eleanor, according to Freedman?

3. Where did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt honeymoon?

4. In what way does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt shocked his wife?

5. What was the Junior League's purpose?

(see the answer keys)

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