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

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

3. Who does Freedman say the Roosevelts would invite to the White House?
(a) Their political enemies.
(b) Their children and grandchildren.
(c) Their extended families.
(d) Their childhood friends.

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

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

6. What did Eleanor attribute to Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read?
(a) Her ability to speak up to her mother-in-law.
(b) Her triumph over shyness.
(c) Her political awakening.
(d) Her devotion to her husband.

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

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

9. What did Franklin tell Eleanor on September 2, 1939?
(a) That Germany had invaded Poland.
(b) That he was losing his health.
(c) That the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor.
(d) That Japan had invaded China.

10. How does Freedman describe the difference between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on civil rights?
(a) Eleanor wanted change immediately, but Franklin could accept a more gradual pace.
(b) Franklin doubted it could be done politically.
(c) Eleanor had more passion.
(d) Franklin wanted change to come by legislation, Eleanor favored subtler influence.

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

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

13. What was Franklin Roosevelt's reaction to his paralysis?
(a) He believed he would walk again.
(b) He accepted it with equanimity.
(c) He became depressed and angry.
(d) He investigated every scientific cure.

14. 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) Ending child labor.
(c) Giving women the right to organize in labor unions
(d) Giving women the vote.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the New Age her husband was inaugurating?

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?

3. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt saw in Europe?

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

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

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