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 co-direct with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia?
(a) The Office of Civilian Defense.
(b) The League of Women's Voters.
(c) The Communication Corps.
(d) The USO.

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?
(a) A Dodge coupe.
(b) A Ford roadster.
(c) Walking.
(d) A Plymouth convertible.

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

4. How does Freedman say the trip to see troops affected Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) She was invigorated.
(b) She returned very sick.
(c) She became severely depressed.
(d) She lost 30 pounds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What did Eleanor like about Louis Howe?
(a) He introduced her to modern art.
(b) He was the most dashing man in the legislature.
(c) He adored her.
(d) He asked her opinions.

12. How does Freedman say Eleanor tried to convey her observations to her husband?
(a) In a light that would help women's rights.
(b) In a light that would help the common man.
(c) As accurately as possible.
(d) In a light that would help him in the polls.

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

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

15. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt became for Franklin Roosevelt?
(a) A saint.
(b) Eyes and ears.
(c) Pride and joy.
(d) A thorn in his side.

Short Answer Questions

1. How would Eleanor go about making a recommendation to her husband, according to Freedman?

2. What did Eleanor do after Franklin Roosevelt lost the 1920 election?

3. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?

4. How does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt's relationship with Eleanor changed in his second term?

5. Who does Freedman say the Roosevelts would invite to the White House?

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