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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 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) Even an untalented person like her could change the world.
(d) She couldn't have done her work without a talented staff of assistants.

2. 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.

3. Why was Eleanor Roosevelt given this nickname?
(a) Her selflessness.
(b) Her cute face.
(c) Her thoughtful expression.
(d) Her old-fashioned ways.

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

5. What was the relation between Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt?
(a) First cousins.
(b) No relation.
(c) Second cousins.
(d) Fifth cousins.

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

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

8. 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 more strongly for justice and peace.
(c) She spoke out for American participation in World War II.
(d) She began to speak less and less as her husband's presidency went on.

9. What did Eleanor think about Franklin?
(a) She had a soft spot for him, but no real affection.
(b) She didn't think he was interested in her.
(c) She doubted his seriousness as a person.
(d) She was afraid of him.

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

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

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

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt did about this feeling?

2. How does Freedman characterize the relationship between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

3. How old was Eleanor Roosevelt when she returned to the U.S.?

4. What were Eleanor Roosevelt's best subjects at Allenswood?

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

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