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. Why was Franklin Roosevelt encouraged to run for a third term?
(a) Because Congress formally asked him to.
(b) Because of the fragility of the political situation.
(c) Because he had committed to seeing the war through himself.
(d) Because of the failure of any Republicans to accept a nomination.

2. 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 vote.
(c) Limiting hours of the work week.
(d) Giving women the right to organize in labor unions

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

4. How did Eleanor Roosevelt describe her political position?
(a) Isolationist.
(b) Hawkish.
(c) Practical pacifism.
(d) Anti-war.

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

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

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

8. What effect did her husband's paralysis have on Eleanor's feelings for him?
(a) She began to resent him.
(b) She fell in love with him again.
(c) She finally began to admire his character.
(d) She ceased to resent him.

9. What were the social conditions like in America when Franklin Roosevelt took office?
(a) People were enjoying unprecedented prosperity.
(b) There was lawlessness in large areas.
(c) People were getting back to work.
(d) Millions were out of work.

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

11. Who was Eleanor Roosevelt speaking for in her talks?
(a) American civilization itself.
(b) The downtrodden.
(c) The small businessman.
(d) The woman of the house.

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

13. What did Eleanor Roosevelt dislike about the prospect of moving to Washington D.C.?
(a) Being responsible for so many people.
(b) Having to be outspoken.
(c) Having to hold her tongue.
(d) Being scrutinized by everyone.

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

15. What did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT start to get invitations for after she joined the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Campaign for office.
(b) Radio interviews.
(c) Political debates.
(d) Speaking engagements.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Eleanor take a political leadership position?

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt work with a private coach to improve?

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

4. To whom did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT make unannounced visits?

5. What did Eleanor attribute to Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read?

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