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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 were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about war?
(a) Freedman says that Eleanor was anxious to get troops to Europe to protect the poor and desperate people there.
(b) Freedman says that Eleanor hated the possibility of another war.
(c) Freedman says that Eleanor wanted to defeat Germany once and for all.
(d) Freedman says that Eleanor favored air strikes to occupation.

2. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the New Age her husband was inaugurating?
(a) She was the legwork.
(b) She was the conscience.
(c) She was the intelligence.
(d) She was the motivation.

3. What communities did Eleanor Roosevelt provide political access to for her husband?
(a) Blacks.
(b) The poor.
(c) Northeasterners.
(d) Business elites.

4. What were Franklin Roosevelt's advisers' thoughts about Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) They let her test the waters, and then charted their course.
(b) They were apprehensive about her radical views.
(c) They played off her radical views to enhance Franklin Roosevelt's image.
(d) They tried everything they could to silence her.

5. What did Eleanor Roosevelt work with a private coach to improve?
(a) Her driving.
(b) Her sense of diplomacy and propriety.
(c) Her writing.
(d) Her public speaking.

Short Answer Questions

1. What responsibility did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt say the government bore?

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt dislike about the prospect of moving to Washington D.C.?

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

4. How does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt's relationship with Eleanor changed in his second term?

5. Who was Molly Dewson?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How did Eleanor develop as a public speaker?

5. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's response to European hostilities?

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

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

8. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

9. Describe the Roosevelts' experience in Europe after the Great War.

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

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