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Russell Freedman
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Molly Dewson?
(a) Head of the effort to find work for women.
(b) Head of the League of Women's Voters.
(c) Head of the women's division of the DNC.
(d) Editor at Women's Democratic News.

2. 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.

3. 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 built a cottage for them at Hyde Park.
(d) He paid for them to travel to Europe for political training.

4. With whom did Eleanor Roosevelt fly from Baltimore to Washington D.C.?
(a) Amelia Earhart.
(b) Eddie Rickenbacker.
(c) Jimmy Doolittle.
(d) Roscoe Turner.

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

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

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

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

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

10. How did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?
(a) His enormous losses in the stock market crash.
(b) His strict discrimination policies.
(c) His aggressive steps to create jobs.
(d) His personal contributions to the state's funds.

11. What did Eleanor attribute to Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read?
(a) Her devotion to her husband.
(b) Her triumph over shyness.
(c) Her political awakening.
(d) Her ability to speak up to her mother-in-law.

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

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

14. 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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Franklin Roosevelt die of?

2. How did Eleanor Roosevelt describe her political position?

3. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt resign from the Daughters of the American Revolution?

4. Who was Eleanor Roosevelt speaking for in her talks?

5. Where did Eleanor travel to visit troops?

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