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. To whom did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT make unannounced visits?
(a) Struggling war veterans.
(b) Appalachian coal miners.
(c) Weapons manufacturers.
(d) Southern sharecroppers.

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

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

4. What was Eleanor's position at the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Political correspondent.
(b) Fundraising coordinator.
(c) Writer.
(d) Editor.

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

6. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?
(a) Walking.
(b) A Ford roadster.
(c) A Dodge coupe.
(d) A Plymouth convertible.

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

8. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's suspicion about the Democratic Party's interest in women's rights?
(a) They were just trying to use the female vote.
(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 using the women's issues to distract from other more politically awkward issues.

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

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

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

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

13. What was Franklin Roosevelt in charge of in Europe?
(a) Reconstruction.
(b) Closing U.S. naval bases.
(c) Diplomacy.
(d) Establishing U.S. bases.

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

15. What did Eleanor Roosevelt urge women to do in 'It's Up to the Women'?
(a) Make the money for the household.
(b) Participate in politics.
(c) Guarantee equal rights for blacks.
(d) Help the poor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Franklin tell Eleanor on September 2, 1939?

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt work with a private coach to improve?

3. How does Freedman characterize the bond between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

4. How did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?

5. How does Freedman say Eleanor tried to convey her observations to her husband?

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