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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 describe Eleanor Roosevelt's looks as a young girl?
(a) She was half-paralyzed by an infant illness.
(b) She was not considered attractive.
(c) She was handsome but not beautiful.
(d) She was a beauty.

2. How does Freedman characterize the difference between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's personalities?
(a) Franklin was very social, but Eleanor was more political in her interests.
(b) Franklin allowed himself to go with other people's decisions, but Eleanor had to insist on her own way in things.
(c) Franklin brooded, but Eleanor kept working at keeping the household running.
(d) Franklin was lighthearted, but Eleanor withdrew from problems.

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

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

5. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's mother's looks?
(a) She was a horror.
(b) She was indistinct.
(c) She was a beauty.
(d) She was plain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Elliot Roosevelt die of?

2. Who was Lucy Mercer?

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

4. Where would Franklin invite Eleanor to visit on weekends?

5. Why was Eleanor Roosevelt given this nickname?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Eleanor like being a Senator's wife?

2. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's first experience in politics.

3. Describe Eleanor's relationship with Sarah Roosevelt.

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

5. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's family background.

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

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

8. What were the problems in the Roosevelt household?

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

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

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