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. Who was Eleanor Roosevelt speaking for in her talks?
(a) The downtrodden.
(b) The small businessman.
(c) The woman of the house.
(d) American civilization itself.

2. Which improvement were women NOT trying to make when Eleanor Roosevelt was working with the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Ending child labor.
(b) Limiting hours of the work week.
(c) Giving women the vote.
(d) Giving women the right to organize in labor unions

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

4. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the New Age her husband was inaugurating?
(a) She was the motivation.
(b) She was the conscience.
(c) She was the intelligence.
(d) She was the legwork.

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

6. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt would ask his wife to back away from?
(a) Politically untenable positions.
(b) Women's rights legislation.
(c) The budget.
(d) Equal rights legislation.

7. Who beat Franklin Roosevelt in 1920?
(a) Louis Howe.
(b) James Cox.
(c) Woodrow Wilson.
(d) Calvin Coolidge.

8. How does Freedman say Eleanor changed in Franklin Roosevelt's second term?
(a) She began to get in over her head.
(b) She began to seize power for herself.
(c) She became a more attentive listener.
(d) She rose to the occasion and ran his administration.

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

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

11. What did Eleanor appeal for in the face of Nazi oppression?
(a) Nuclearization.
(b) Investigation of the political methods behind the Nazis' rise.
(c) Invasion of Germany.
(d) Disarmament.

12. What advice did Louis Howe give Eleanor Roosevelt after Franklin Roosevelt's paralysis?
(a) To get Franklin Roosevelt to write a book about his paralysis.
(b) To keep Franklin Roosevelt's name before the public.
(c) To get her husband to retire.
(d) To keep medical information from her husband.

13. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt saw in Europe?
(a) Death and destruction.
(b) Resistance to industrialism.
(c) Socialism taking hold.
(d) Hope and rebuilding.

14. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?
(a) Entertain.
(b) Strategize.
(c) Fundraise.
(d) Hold meetings.

15. How did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?
(a) His aggressive steps to create jobs.
(b) His strict discrimination policies.
(c) His personal contributions to the state's funds.
(d) His enormous losses in the stock market crash.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's suspicion about the Democratic Party's interest in women's rights?

2. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt became for Franklin Roosevelt?

3. What does Freedman say was a contentious issue between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

4. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?

5. Who was Earl Miller?

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