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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 reacted to the Secret Service's objections?
(a) She was flexible.
(b) She was adamant.
(c) She was accommodating.
(d) She was contrite.

2. How did Eleanor Roosevelt react to her father's death, in Freedman's account?
(a) She created a religious mindset in which his spirit was still with her.
(b) She grieved hard for three months then forgot him.
(c) She created a fantasy world where he was still alive.
(d) She became depressed and suicidal.

3. Where was Franklin Roosevelt on his way to, when Eleanor Roosevelt ran into him?
(a) To return to school.
(b) To visit his mother.
(c) To vacation in Maine.
(d) To visit her grandmother.

4. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her father?
(a) Adoration.
(b) Hostility.
(c) She did not know him.
(d) Resistance.

5. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's presence?
(a) She was always in motion.
(b) She carried a cloud over her.
(c) She was quiet and sometimes faded into the background.
(d) There was an aura about her.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Elliot Roosevelt die of?

3. To what does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt devoted her time after her husband died?

4. What did Eleanor Roosevelt feel her husband did to her lifestyle by running for President?

5. How long did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt keep their engagement a secret?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did her husband's loss in 1920 affect Eleanor Roosevelt's political activities?

2. What deaths did Eleanor Roosevelt encounter as a childhood?

3. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's progress from paralyzed New York politician to candidate for President.

4. In what way was Eleanor Roosevelt unlike previous First Ladies?

5. How did Eleanor Roosevelt's role change in Franklin's second term as President?

6. Describe Eleanor's experience teaching at the Todhunter school.

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

8. How did Eleanor develop as a public speaker?

9. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's family background.

10. Where does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt differed politically?

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