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

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

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

4. What were Franklin Roosevelt's advisers' thoughts about Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) They let her test the waters, and then charted their course.
(b) They tried everything they could to silence her.
(c) They were apprehensive about her radical views.
(d) They played off her radical views to enhance Franklin Roosevelt's image.

5. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt would ask his wife to back away from?
(a) Politically untenable positions.
(b) The budget.
(c) Equal rights legislation.
(d) Women's rights legislation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. How does Freedman say Eleanor changed in Franklin Roosevelt's second term?
(a) She became a more attentive listener.
(b) She began to get in over her head.
(c) She began to seize power for herself.
(d) She rose to the occasion and ran his administration.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What communities did Eleanor Roosevelt provide political access to for her husband?

3. What did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT start to get invitations for after she joined the Women's Democratic News?

4. Which improvement were women NOT trying to make when Eleanor Roosevelt was working with the Women's Democratic News?

5. What does Freedman say the White House resounded with the sound of?

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