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. Why was Franklin Roosevelt encouraged to run for a third term?
(a) Because Congress formally asked him to.
(b) Because of the failure of any Republicans to accept a nomination.
(c) Because he had committed to seeing the war through himself.
(d) Because of the fragility of the political situation.

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt co-direct with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia?
(a) The Communication Corps.
(b) The USO.
(c) The Office of Civilian Defense.
(d) The League of Women's Voters.

3. Where did Eleanor take a political leadership position?
(a) The National Democratic Party.
(b) New York State Democratic Party.
(c) League of Women's Voters.
(d) League of Nations.

4. What did Marion Dickerman and Eleanor Roosevelt do together after Marion invited Eleanor to teach?
(a) Developed new techniques for teaching poor people.
(b) Opened a new school.
(c) Started teaching in the ghettoes.
(d) Bought the school.

5. What did Eleanor like about Louis Howe?
(a) He asked her opinions.
(b) He was the most dashing man in the legislature.
(c) He introduced her to modern art.
(d) He adored her.

6. What communities did Eleanor Roosevelt provide political access to for her husband?
(a) Northeasterners.
(b) Blacks.
(c) Business elites.
(d) The poor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. 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 wanted to defeat Germany once and for all.
(c) Freedman says that Eleanor favored air strikes to occupation.
(d) Freedman says that Eleanor hated the possibility of another war.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Freedman say Eleanor changed in Franklin Roosevelt's second term?

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

3. Where did Marion Dickerman invite Eleanor to teach?

4. What does Freedman say the White House resounded with the sound of?

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

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