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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. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt used the thing the Secret Service gave her?
(a) She negotiated treaties.
(b) She went for long drives alone.
(c) She used it to foster her reputation for fierce independence.
(d) She unions and workers.

2. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt as a result of her mother's attention to looks?
(a) Queenly decorum.
(b) Inferiority.
(c) Self-loathing.
(d) Placid confidence.

3. How long did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt keep their engagement a secret?
(a) Two months.
(b) Two years.
(c) A year.
(d) Six months.

4. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt did to the position of First Lady?
(a) Turned it into a more diplomatic position.
(b) Took it to new heights.
(c) Debased the office.
(d) Won more power for it.

5. What did Elliot Roosevelt's drinking lead to, according to Freedman?
(a) Religion.
(b) Temperance meetings.
(c) Depression.
(d) Love affairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Freedman characterize the time Eleanor Roosevelt spent at Allenswood?

2. Where was Allenswood?

3. What does Freedman say was Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood nickname?

4. Which child of Eleanor Roosevelt's died in infancy?

5. What were Eleanor Roosevelt's best subjects at Allenswood?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the problems in the Roosevelt household?

2. What was Mlle. Souvestre's role in Eleanor Roosevelt's life?

3. How did Eleanor Roosevelt change the position of First Lady?

4. Why wasn't Eleanor Roosevelt looking forward to her coming out?

5. Describe the scene when Franklin Roosevelt proposed to Eleanor.

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

7. Describe the early years of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage.

8. Describe Eleanor's relationship with Sarah Roosevelt.

9. How did the role of First Lady change Eleanor Roosevelt?

10. What did Franklin Roosevelt see in Eleanor--what did he tell her when his proposal surprised her?

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