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

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

3. What did Eleanor learn how to do in order to teach her children?
(a) Drive.
(b) Swim.
(c) Shoot.
(d) Fish.

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

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

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

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

8. How would Eleanor go about making a recommendation to her husband, according to Freedman?
(a) She would buy a book or bring a guest who could articulate her idea.
(b) She would talk to him when they were alone.
(c) She would talk to her husband's advisors, and convince them to support her idea.
(d) She would make her proposal in the most concise way.

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

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

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

12. Where did Eleanor take a political leadership position?
(a) The National Democratic Party.
(b) League of Women's Voters.
(c) League of Nations.
(d) New York State Democratic Party.

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

14. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about war?
(a) Freedman says that Eleanor wanted to defeat Germany once and for all.
(b) Freedman says that Eleanor was anxious to get troops to Europe to protect the poor and desperate people there.
(c) Freedman says that Eleanor hated the possibility of another war.
(d) Freedman says that Eleanor favored air strikes to occupation.

15. How does Freedman describe the difference between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on civil rights?
(a) Franklin doubted it could be done politically.
(b) Franklin wanted change to come by legislation, Eleanor favored subtler influence.
(c) Eleanor wanted change immediately, but Franklin could accept a more gradual pace.
(d) Eleanor had more passion.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was it that paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt?

3. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's suspicion about the Democratic Party's interest in women's rights?

4. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?

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

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