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

2. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt as a result of her mother's attention to looks?
(a) Self-loathing.
(b) Inferiority.
(c) Queenly decorum.
(d) Placid confidence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Freedman say the Secret Service objected to?
(a) Eleanor Roosevelt's reclusivity.
(b) Eleanor Roosevelt's outspoken public persona.
(c) Eleanor Roosevelt's trips to foreign countries.
(d) Eleanor Roosevelt's driving alone.

10. What was Eleanor Roosevelt doing before her husband ran for President?
(a) Painting.
(b) Parenting.
(c) Activism.
(d) Banking.

11. When were Eleanor Roosevelt's parents' married?
(a) 1883.
(b) 1864.
(c) 1875.
(d) 1893.

12. Where did Franklin Roosevelt work after he returned from his honeymoon?
(a) Charitable organization.
(b) Democratic political party.
(c) Wall Street law firm.
(d) New York government.

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

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

15. How does Freedman characterize the relationship between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) They were passionate lovers.
(b) They were young and confused.
(c) They talked a lot.
(d) They were formal to the point of being cold.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gesture of familiarity was forbidden to Franklin Roosevelt?

2. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's personality as a child?

3. Who were Eleanor Roosevelt's classmates at Allenswood?

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

5. What made Eleanor Roosevelt feel out of place in the company of her mother, grandmother, and aunts?

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