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Russell Freedman
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sadness attended Eleanor Roosevelt's return to the U.S.?
(a) The family's fortunes had declined.
(b) Her uncle had become an alcoholic.
(c) Her grandmother had died.
(d) Her uncle had died.

2. What made Eleanor Roosevelt feel out of place in the company of her mother, grandmother, and aunts?
(a) She was not married yet.
(b) She did not know Greek.
(c) She was not a beauty.
(d) She had been educated abroad.

3. How did Sara Roosevelt's feelings change by the time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were married?
(a) She started to have doubts about Franklin as a husband.
(b) She came to adore Eleanor.
(c) She was less and less interested in the wedding.
(d) She was terrified that Eleanor was taking Franklin away.

4. What words did Eleanor Roosevelt use to describe her looks?
(a) Ungainly.
(b) Rather ugly.
(c) Handsome.
(d) Deformed.

5. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's lifestyle like, according to Freedman?
(a) Luxurious.
(b) Niggardly.
(c) Thrifty.
(d) Penurious.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Franklin Roosevelt's response to Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her household?

2. What was a sign of being a 'fast woman'?

3. What was Elliot Roosevelt's reputation, according to Freedman?

4. What was the Consumer's League focused on?

5. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt's voice changed during her tenure as First Lady?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's family background.

2. What was Allenswood like?

3. What were the problems in the Roosevelt household?

4. How does Freedman characterize the difference between Eleanor and Franklin's personalities?

5. What was the Secret Service's problem with Eleanor Roosevelt?

6. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt asserted her independence as First Lady?

7. Describe the difficulties Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt had scheduling a wedding.

8. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt when her husband was running for President?

9. What was the effect of Eleanor Roosevelt's mother's beauty?

10. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's first engagement.

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