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

2. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?
(a) Hold meetings.
(b) Entertain.
(c) Fundraise.
(d) Strategize.

3. What was Franklin Roosevelt in charge of in Europe?
(a) Establishing U.S. bases.
(b) Reconstruction.
(c) Diplomacy.
(d) Closing U.S. naval bases.

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

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

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

7. 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 legwork.
(c) She was the intelligence.
(d) She was the conscience.

8. What was Eleanor's position at the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Political correspondent.
(b) Writer.
(c) Editor.
(d) Fundraising coordinator.

9. 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) They asked her to avoid a conflict of interests.
(d) Because she wanted to make room for other talented women.

10. Who was Earl Miller?
(a) A reporter.
(b) A political appointee.
(c) A state trooper.
(d) An activist.

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

12. Which improvement were women NOT trying to make when Eleanor Roosevelt was working with the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Giving women the right to organize in labor unions
(b) Ending child labor.
(c) Giving women the vote.
(d) Limiting hours of the work week.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about war?

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

3. How does Freedman characterize conversations at the White House?

4. Who was allowed into Eleanor Roosevelt's press conferences?

5. What was Roosevelt and the Democrats' position on the League of Nations?

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