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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 was a sign of being a 'fast woman'?
(a) Accepting jewelry without being engaged.
(b) Talking with a man.
(c) Writing a letter to a man.
(d) Dancing with a man.

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

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) Being so far from home.
(c) Her husband's mistresses.
(d) Being surrounded by servants.

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

5. Who did Franklin Roosevelt follow into politics?
(a) His mother's advice.
(b) His cousin Teddy.
(c) His father.
(d) A lawyer from his firm.

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

7. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's mother's looks?
(a) She was a beauty.
(b) She was indistinct.
(c) She was a horror.
(d) She was plain.

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

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

10. What did Eleanor give up at Sara's insistence?
(a) Her teaching job in the slums.
(b) Smoking.
(c) Charity work.
(d) Going to the opera.

11. Who was Lucy Mercer?
(a) Sarah Roosevelt's friend.
(b) Eleanor Roosevelt's social secretary.
(c) Franklin Roosevelt's assistant.
(d) The governess for Eleanor Roosevelt's children.

12. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt did to the position of First Lady?
(a) Debased the office.
(b) Turned it into a more diplomatic position.
(c) Took it to new heights.
(d) Won more power for it.

13. What made Eleanor Roosevelt's uncle dangerous?
(a) His gambling.
(b) His madness.
(c) His fits of rage.
(d) His shotgun.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What sadness attended Eleanor Roosevelt's return to the U.S.?

2. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about moving to Albany when Franklin Roosevelt won his first race?

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

4. Where does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt enjoyed happy times?

5. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor's relationship with Sara Roosevelt?

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