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

2. 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.

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

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

5. What communities did Eleanor Roosevelt provide political access to for her husband?
(a) Northeasterners.
(b) Blacks.
(c) Business elites.
(d) The poor.

6. 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 favored air strikes to occupation.
(d) Freedman says that Eleanor wanted to defeat Germany once and for all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt resign from the Daughters of the American Revolution?
(a) Because Franklin Roosevelt's advisors asked her to.
(b) Because of their racist politics.
(c) Because she wanted to make room for other talented women.
(d) They asked her to avoid a conflict of interests.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What advice did Louis Howe give Eleanor Roosevelt after Franklin Roosevelt's paralysis?

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt co-direct with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia?

3. How does Freedman characterize the bond between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

4. Why did Franklin Roosevelt expand the size of the federal government?

5. What did Eleanor do after Franklin Roosevelt lost the 1920 election?

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