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

2. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt resign from the Daughters of the American Revolution?
(a) Because of their racist politics.
(b) Because she wanted to make room for other talented women.
(c) Because Franklin Roosevelt's advisors asked her to.
(d) They asked her to avoid a conflict of interests.

3. Where did Eleanor travel to visit troops?
(a) France.
(b) Hawaii.
(c) Australia.
(d) England.

4. What were the social conditions like in America when Franklin Roosevelt took office?
(a) Millions were out of work.
(b) People were enjoying unprecedented prosperity.
(c) People were getting back to work.
(d) There was lawlessness in large areas.

5. Where did Marion Dickerman invite Eleanor to teach?
(a) The ghetto.
(b) The Todhunter school.
(c) The Friends School.
(d) Columbia.

6. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt about public speaking?
(a) She became apprehensive before speaking, but generally impressed people with her speaking.
(b) She learned to use crowds' emotions.
(c) She hated it because it made her so nervous.
(d) She did not like it because she was not good at it.

7. How does Freedman say Eleanor tried to convey her observations to her husband?
(a) In a light that would help the common man.
(b) In a light that would help women's rights.
(c) As accurately as possible.
(d) In a light that would help him in the polls.

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

9. What were Franklin Roosevelt's advisers' thoughts about Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) They were apprehensive about her radical views.
(b) They let her test the waters, and then charted their course.
(c) They tried everything they could to silence her.
(d) They played off her radical views to enhance Franklin Roosevelt's image.

10. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about war?
(a) Freedman says that Eleanor was anxious to get troops to Europe to protect the poor and desperate people there.
(b) Freedman says that Eleanor favored air strikes to occupation.
(c) Freedman says that Eleanor hated the possibility of another war.
(d) Freedman says that Eleanor wanted to defeat Germany once and for all.

11. What was Sarah Roosevelt's response when she heard about the crisis over Franklin Roosevelt's affair with Lucy Mercer?
(a) She threatened to cut off his inheritance if he divorced.
(b) She offered him his freedom.
(c) She threatened to ruin his political career if he divorced.
(d) She told him she would support him no matter what.

12. How did Eleanor Roosevelt describe her political position?
(a) Anti-war.
(b) Hawkish.
(c) Practical pacifism.
(d) Isolationist.

13. How does Freedman characterize the bond between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) Strong and lasting.
(b) Passionate and intimate.
(c) Distrustful and disappointing.
(d) Fragile and inconstant.

14. Who does Freedman say the Roosevelts would invite to the White House?
(a) Their childhood friends.
(b) Their extended families.
(c) Their political enemies.
(d) Their children and grandchildren.

15. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's suspicion about the Democratic Party's interest in women's rights?
(a) They wanted to make token gestures, but ultimately prevent women from having rights.
(b) They were just trying to use the female vote.
(c) They did not really want give women a say.
(d) They were using the women's issues to distract from other more politically awkward issues.

Short Answer Questions

1. What effect did her husband's paralysis have on Eleanor's feelings for him?

2. How does Freedman say the marriage between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt changed after the Lucy Mercer affair?

3. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's response when she found Lucy Mercer's love letters to Franklin?

4. What was Eleanor's position at the Women's Democratic News?

5. Why was Franklin Roosevelt encouraged to run for a third term?

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