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 Eleanor do after Franklin Roosevelt lost the 1920 election?
(a) Started an affair with Louis Howe.
(b) Charity work.
(c) Traveled.
(d) Went to business school.

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

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

4. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's response when she found Lucy Mercer's love letters to Franklin?
(a) Left.
(b) Offered him his freedom.
(c) Locked him out of the house.
(d) Told Sara to talk to him.

5. What did Eleanor refuse to give up when Franklin Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York?
(a) Travel.
(b) Political activities.
(c) Teaching.
(d) The Women's Democratic News.

6. When did Franklin Roosevelt ask Congress for a declaration of war?
(a) December 8, 1941.
(b) May 1, 1940.
(c) August, 1945.
(d) September 2, 1939.

7. What did Eleanor Roosevelt co-direct with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia?
(a) The League of Women's Voters.
(b) The Communication Corps.
(c) The USO.
(d) The Office of Civilian Defense.

8. With whom did Eleanor Roosevelt fly from Baltimore to Washington D.C.?
(a) Roscoe Turner.
(b) Amelia Earhart.
(c) Jimmy Doolittle.
(d) Eddie Rickenbacker.

9. Who was allowed into Eleanor Roosevelt's press conferences?
(a) The media.
(b) Only unemployed people.
(c) Only female reporters.
(d) Only teachers and social workers.

10. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?
(a) Strategize.
(b) Hold meetings.
(c) Fundraise.
(d) Entertain.

11. How did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?
(a) His aggressive steps to create jobs.
(b) His strict discrimination policies.
(c) His enormous losses in the stock market crash.
(d) His personal contributions to the state's funds.

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

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

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

15. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt saw in Europe?
(a) Hope and rebuilding.
(b) Death and destruction.
(c) Socialism taking hold.
(d) Resistance to industrialism.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who does Freedman say the Roosevelts would invite to the White House?

4. What did Eleanor appeal for in the face of Nazi oppression?

5. What does Freedman say was the effect of Franklin Roosevelt's paralysis?

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