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. When did World War I end?
(a) May 1918.
(b) November 1918.
(c) June 1916.
(d) August 1917.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What was Eleanor's position at the League of Women's Voters?
(a) She distributed leaflets.
(b) She coordinated rallies.
(c) She served on the legislative committee.
(d) She helped with fundraising.

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

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

12. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt needed as the war took a toll on him?
(a) Visits from grandchildren.
(b) Distracting conversations about trivialities.
(c) Quiet time alone with Eleanor.
(d) Travel.

13. What did Eleanor appeal for in the face of Nazi oppression?
(a) Nuclearization.
(b) Disarmament.
(c) Invasion of Germany.
(d) Investigation of the political methods behind the Nazis' rise.

14. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the New Age her husband was inaugurating?
(a) She was the conscience.
(b) She was the intelligence.
(c) She was the legwork.
(d) She was the motivation.

15. Why did Franklin Roosevelt expand the size of the federal government?
(a) To elbow out his competitors.
(b) To solidify his support.
(c) To create opportunities.
(d) To protect against Communism.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Freedman characterize conversations at the White House?

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

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

5. What did Eleanor learn how to do in order to teach her children?

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