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. How did Franklin Roosevelt show his regard for Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook?
(a) He donated money to their campaigns.
(b) He wrote editorials in support of their causes.
(c) He paid for them to travel to Europe for political training.
(d) He built a cottage for them at Hyde Park.

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

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

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

5. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?
(a) A Plymouth convertible.
(b) A Dodge coupe.
(c) A Ford roadster.
(d) Walking.

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

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

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

9. Where did Eleanor travel to visit troops?
(a) Hawaii.
(b) France.
(c) Australia.
(d) England.

10. 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 played off her radical views to enhance Franklin Roosevelt's image.
(d) They let her test the waters, and then charted their course.

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

12. How many men does Freedman say were killed in World War I?
(a) 500,000.
(b) 20 million.
(c) 50 million.
(d) 10 million.

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

14. How does Freedman characterize conversations at the White House?
(a) The children would interrupt Franklin or Eleanor Roosevelt if they didn't agree.
(b) Eleanor would throw people out of they disagreed with her.
(c) The President and First Lady would pick their visitors' brains for information and observations.
(d) There was always a respectful silence when the President and First Lady spoke.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was America's initial stance toward the war in Europe?

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

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

4. What does Freedman say people expected Eleanor Roosevelt to do as First Lady?

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

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