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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 does Freedman say people expected Eleanor Roosevelt to do as First Lady?
(a) Decorate the White House.
(b) Be quiet.
(c) Gather information for the President.
(d) Help her husband make decisions.

2. Who was allowed into Eleanor Roosevelt's press conferences?
(a) Only female reporters.
(b) Only teachers and social workers.
(c) The media.
(d) Only unemployed people.

3. How would Eleanor go about making a recommendation to her husband, according to Freedman?
(a) She would make her proposal in the most concise way.
(b) She would talk to her husband's advisors, and convince them to support her idea.
(c) She would buy a book or bring a guest who could articulate her idea.
(d) She would talk to him when they were alone.

4. How does Freedman describe the difference between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on civil rights?
(a) Eleanor wanted change immediately, but Franklin could accept a more gradual pace.
(b) Franklin doubted it could be done politically.
(c) Eleanor had more passion.
(d) Franklin wanted change to come by legislation, Eleanor favored subtler influence.

5. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?
(a) Strategize.
(b) Entertain.
(c) Fundraise.
(d) Hold meetings.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Freedman say the marriage between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt changed after the Lucy Mercer affair?

2. What advice did Louis Howe give Eleanor Roosevelt after Franklin Roosevelt's paralysis?

3. What did Eleanor refuse to give up when Franklin Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York?

4. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's suspicion about the Democratic Party's interest in women's rights?

5. How many men does Freedman say were killed in World War I?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the debate over the League of Nations in 1920, and how did it affect Franklin Roosevelt's election prospects?

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

3. What does the term 'liberal' mean when applied to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

4. Why did Franklin Roosevelt end up taking a third term as President?

5. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's trip to Europe to visit the troops?

6. How did Eleanor develop as a public speaker?

7. What policies did Eleanor advocate in the Democratic Party?

8. How does Freedman describe the role Eleanor stepped into in the family after her husband was paralyzed?

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

10. What did Eleanor Roosevelt do to help women, as First Lady?

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