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

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

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

4. What does Freedman say the White House resounded with the sound of?
(a) Plots and counterplots.
(b) Authoritative footsteps.
(c) Whispering advisors.
(d) Spirited debate.

5. How does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt's relationship with Eleanor changed in his second term?
(a) He relied on her more.
(b) He gave her power to run more of his administration.
(c) He guarded information from her.
(d) He forced her to be more restrained.

6. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt resign from the Daughters of the American Revolution?
(a) Because of their racist politics.
(b) Because Franklin Roosevelt's advisors asked her to.
(c) They asked her to avoid a conflict of interests.
(d) Because she wanted to make room for other talented women.

7. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt about public speaking?
(a) She did not like it because she was not good at it.
(b) She became apprehensive before speaking, but generally impressed people with her speaking.
(c) She learned to use crowds' emotions.
(d) She hated it because it made her so nervous.

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

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

10. What did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT start to get invitations for after she joined the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Radio interviews.
(b) Campaign for office.
(c) Speaking engagements.
(d) Political debates.

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

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

13. What did Eleanor Roosevelt dislike about the prospect of moving to Washington D.C.?
(a) Being responsible for so many people.
(b) Being scrutinized by everyone.
(c) Having to be outspoken.
(d) Having to hold her tongue.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Eleanor refuse to give up when Franklin Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York?

2. Who was Earl Miller?

3. How many men does Freedman say were killed in World War I?

4. What was Franklin Roosevelt in charge of in Europe?

5. Why was Franklin Roosevelt encouraged to run for a third term?

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