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

2. Where did Marion Dickerman invite Eleanor to teach?
(a) Columbia.
(b) The ghetto.
(c) The Friends School.
(d) The Todhunter school.

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

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

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

6. What was Sarah Roosevelt's response when she heard about the crisis over Franklin Roosevelt's affair with Lucy Mercer?
(a) She told him she would support him no matter what.
(b) She threatened to ruin his political career if he divorced.
(c) She threatened to cut off his inheritance if he divorced.
(d) She offered him his freedom.

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

8. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt about public speaking?
(a) She learned to use crowds' emotions.
(b) She hated it because it made her so nervous.
(c) She became apprehensive before speaking, but generally impressed people with her speaking.
(d) She did not like it because she was not good at it.

9. How did Eleanor Roosevelt describe her political position?
(a) Isolationist.
(b) Hawkish.
(c) Practical pacifism.
(d) Anti-war.

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

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

12. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the New Age her husband was inaugurating?
(a) She was the legwork.
(b) She was the motivation.
(c) She was the intelligence.
(d) She was the conscience.

13. What did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT start to get invitations for after she joined the Women's Democratic News?
(a) Campaign for office.
(b) Political debates.
(c) Speaking engagements.
(d) Radio interviews.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt did in the wake of his affair?

2. What was it that paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt?

3. What did Franklin Roosevelt die of?

4. What does Freedman say was the effect of Franklin Roosevelt's paralysis?

5. What did Eleanor refuse to give up when Franklin Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York?

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