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 were Franklin Roosevelt's advisers' thoughts about Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) They were apprehensive about her radical views.
(b) They tried everything they could to silence her.
(c) They let her test the waters, and then charted their course.
(d) They played off her radical views to enhance Franklin Roosevelt's image.

2. 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 women's rights.
(c) In a light that would help him in the polls.
(d) In a light that would help the common man.

3. How would Eleanor go about making a recommendation to her husband, according to Freedman?
(a) She would buy a book or bring a guest who could articulate her idea.
(b) She would make her proposal in the most concise way.
(c) She would talk to her husband's advisors, and convince them to support her idea.
(d) She would talk to him when they were alone.

4. What did Franklin Roosevelt do after losing the 1920 election?
(a) Traveled.
(b) Joined a law firm.
(c) Started strategizing for 1924.
(d) Charity work.

5. What does Freedman say people expected Eleanor Roosevelt to do as First Lady?
(a) Gather information for the President.
(b) Be quiet.
(c) Help her husband make decisions.
(d) Decorate the White House.

6. 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.

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

8. What does Freedman say was a contentious issue between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) The U.N.
(b) Women's rights.
(c) Employment programs for the poor.
(d) Civil rights.

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

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

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

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

13. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt did in the wake of his affair?
(a) Tried to please Eleanor.
(b) Disregarded Eleanor's feelings.
(c) Insisted on his rights as a man.
(d) Pleaded with her to allow him his dalliances.

14. Who was Eleanor Roosevelt speaking for in her talks?
(a) The downtrodden.
(b) The small businessman.
(c) The woman of the house.
(d) American civilization itself.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What responsibility did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt say the government bore?

3. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?

4. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about war?

5. What were the social conditions like in America when Franklin Roosevelt took office?

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