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) Help the poor.
(b) Guarantee equal rights for blacks.
(c) Make the money for the household.
(d) Participate in politics.

2. 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) Eleanor had more passion.
(c) Eleanor wanted change immediately, but Franklin could accept a more gradual pace.
(d) Franklin doubted it could be done politically.

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

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

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

6. How does Freedman say the marriage between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt changed after the Lucy Mercer affair?
(a) It became a constant battle.
(b) Franklin and Eleanor become closer and more intimate.
(c) It became a partnership.
(d) It died.

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

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

9. What was it that paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt?
(a) Polio.
(b) Syphilis.
(c) A stroke.
(d) A swimming accident.

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

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

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

13. What responsibility did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt say the government bore?
(a) To regulate business practices.
(b) To spur innovation.
(c) To defend the weak.
(d) To encourage innovation.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Franklin Roosevelt encouraged to run for a third term?

2. When did Franklin Roosevelt ask Congress for a declaration of war?

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

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

5. What effect did her husband's paralysis have on Eleanor's feelings for him?

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