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. What did Eleanor do after Franklin Roosevelt lost the 1920 election?
(a) Went to business school.
(b) Started an affair with Louis Howe.
(c) Charity work.
(d) Traveled.

2. What was Franklin Roosevelt's reaction to his paralysis?
(a) He became depressed and angry.
(b) He believed he would walk again.
(c) He accepted it with equanimity.
(d) He investigated every scientific cure.

3. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt became for Franklin Roosevelt?
(a) Pride and joy.
(b) A saint.
(c) A thorn in his side.
(d) Eyes and ears.

4. 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 played off her radical views to enhance Franklin Roosevelt's image.
(d) They tried everything they could to silence her.

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

6. What did Eleanor refuse to give up when Franklin Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York?
(a) Travel.
(b) Teaching.
(c) Political activities.
(d) The Women's Democratic News.

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

8. Eleanor Roosevelt was criticized for advocating what political stance?
(a) Environmental protection.
(b) Government regulation.
(c) Women's rights.
(d) Equal rights for blacks.

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

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

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

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

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

14. Who was Molly Dewson?
(a) Head of the League of Women's Voters.
(b) Head of the women's division of the DNC.
(c) Editor at Women's Democratic News.
(d) Head of the effort to find work for women.

15. How does Freedman say the marriage between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt changed after the Lucy Mercer affair?
(a) It became a partnership.
(b) It became a constant battle.
(c) It died.
(d) Franklin and Eleanor become closer and more intimate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Eleanor Roosevelt urge women to do in 'It's Up to the Women'?

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

3. Where did Eleanor travel to visit troops?

4. What advice did Louis Howe give Eleanor Roosevelt after Franklin Roosevelt's paralysis?

5. Who does Freedman say the Roosevelts would invite to the White House?

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