Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Test | Final Test - Easy

Russell Freedman
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many men does Freedman say were killed in World War I?
(a) 50 million.
(b) 500,000.
(c) 20 million.
(d) 10 million.

2. How would Eleanor go about making a recommendation to her husband, according to Freedman?
(a) She would talk to him when they were alone.
(b) She would buy a book or bring a guest who could articulate her idea.
(c) She would make her proposal in the most concise way.
(d) She would talk to her husband's advisors, and convince them to support her idea.

3. Where would Franklin Roosevelt go for his health?
(a) The Maine Coast.
(b) Warm Springs.
(c) Yellowstone.
(d) Ballston Spa.

4. What was Franklin Roosevelt in charge of in Europe?
(a) Diplomacy.
(b) Reconstruction.
(c) Establishing U.S. bases.
(d) Closing U.S. naval bases.

5. What does Freedman say was a contentious issue between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) Civil rights.
(b) Employment programs for the poor.
(c) The U.N.
(d) Women's rights.

6. What does Freedman say was the effect of Franklin Roosevelt's paralysis?
(a) He became more understanding of people's hardships.
(b) He learned to remain untouched by political attacks.
(c) He despaired, but was occasionally inspired.
(d) He began to drink and became depressed.

7. How does Freedman say the trip to see troops affected Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) She lost 30 pounds.
(b) She was invigorated.
(c) She became severely depressed.
(d) She returned very sick.

8. What did Eleanor attribute to Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read?
(a) Her political awakening.
(b) Her triumph over shyness.
(c) Her ability to speak up to her mother-in-law.
(d) Her devotion to her husband.

9. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?
(a) A Plymouth convertible.
(b) A Ford roadster.
(c) A Dodge coupe.
(d) Walking.

10. What did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT start to get invitations for after she joined the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Radio interviews.
(b) Campaign for office.
(c) Political debates.
(d) Speaking engagements.

11. What was America's initial stance toward the war in Europe?
(a) Gunboat diplomacy.
(b) Isolationism.
(c) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
(d) Expansionism.

12. When did Franklin Roosevelt take office in the White House?
(a) March 1933.
(b) March 1931.
(c) April 1934.
(d) February 1932.

13. Who was allowed into Eleanor Roosevelt's press conferences?
(a) Only unemployed people.
(b) Only teachers and social workers.
(c) The media.
(d) Only female reporters.

14. What did Eleanor Roosevelt work with a private coach to improve?
(a) Her public speaking.
(b) Her writing.
(c) Her driving.
(d) Her sense of diplomacy and propriety.

15. What was Roosevelt and the Democrats' position on the League of Nations?
(a) They were in favor of limiting U.S. involvement in it.
(b) They were opposed to joining it.
(c) They wanted the U.S. to run it.
(d) They were in favor of joining.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Eleanor like about Louis Howe?

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt dislike about the prospect of moving to Washington D.C.?

3. What did Marion Dickerman and Eleanor Roosevelt do together after Marion invited Eleanor to teach?

4. What was Eleanor's position at the League of Women's Voters?

5. How did Franklin Roosevelt show his regard for Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook?

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