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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 misfortune struck Eleanor Roosevelt at age ten?
(a) A farm accident.
(b) Her sister died.
(c) Her parents died.
(d) Polio.

2. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt about her prospects as a wife?
(a) She was proud to finally become a wife and mother herself.
(b) She was not beautiful, and did not have anything to offer.
(c) She was filled with dread about having to perform a wife's duties.
(d) She secretly felt that any man would be lucky to have her for a bride.

3. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's status in Mlle. Souvestre's eyes?
(a) She was not distinguished.
(b) She had the seat of honor at dinner.
(c) She was a constant troublemaker.
(d) She was often chastised.

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

5. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt's voice changed during her tenure as First Lady?
(a) She began to speak less and less as her husband's presidency went on.
(b) She spoke out for American participation in World War II.
(c) She spoke more strongly for justice and peace.
(d) She spoke out in defense of corporations and free enterprise.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt honeymoon?

2. What made Eleanor Roosevelt's uncle dangerous?

3. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about moving to Albany when Franklin Roosevelt won his first race?

4. Where did Elliot Roosevelt go while his wife stayed in New York with the children?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was Franklin Roosevelt's next step in politics?

5. What does Freedman tell us, in the opening chapter, about Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood?

6. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's entrance into charity work.

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

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

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

10. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt reacted to her father's death?

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