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 did Franklin Roosevelt show his regard for Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook?
(a) He wrote editorials in support of their causes.
(b) He built a cottage for them at Hyde Park.
(c) He paid for them to travel to Europe for political training.
(d) He donated money to their campaigns.

2. What did Franklin Roosevelt die of?
(a) Polio.
(b) Massive hemorrhage.
(c) Stroke.
(d) Pneumonia.

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

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

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

6. What responsibility did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt say the government bore?
(a) To defend the weak.
(b) To spur innovation.
(c) To regulate business practices.
(d) To encourage innovation.

7. 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.

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

9. What was it that paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt?
(a) Syphilis.
(b) A stroke.
(c) Polio.
(d) A swimming accident.

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

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

12. Who was Earl Miller?
(a) A political appointee.
(b) A state trooper.
(c) A reporter.
(d) An activist.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt would ask his wife to back away from?

2. How does Freedman characterize conversations at the White House?

3. What did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT start to get invitations for after she joined the Women's Democratic News?

4. What did Eleanor Roosevelt co-direct with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia?

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

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