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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's relationship with her mother-in-law affected her?
(a) She became invigorated.
(b) She became depressed.
(c) She learned to assert herself and her beliefs.
(d) She became determined to do good deeds.

2. Who was Lucy Mercer?
(a) Franklin Roosevelt's assistant.
(b) Sarah Roosevelt's friend.
(c) Eleanor Roosevelt's social secretary.
(d) The governess for Eleanor Roosevelt's children.

3. When were Eleanor Roosevelt's parents' married?
(a) 1893.
(b) 1875.
(c) 1864.
(d) 1883.

4. What was Elliot Roosevelt's reputation, according to Freedman?
(a) A popular sportsman.
(b) A hard-driving businessman.
(c) A genial host and drinking companion.
(d) A keep social observer.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with Susie Parish?

2. What does Freedman say the Secret Service objected to?

3. How old was Eleanor Roosevelt when she returned to the U.S.?

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

5. What difficulties does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady through?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood nickname?

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

3. Describe Eleanor's relationship with Sarah Roosevelt.

4. How did Franklin Roosevelt's mother react to news of the engagement?

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

6. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's family background.

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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