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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 did Eleanor Roosevelt co-direct with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia?
(a) The USO.
(b) The Office of Civilian Defense.
(c) The League of Women's Voters.
(d) The Communication Corps.

2. When did Franklin Roosevelt take office in the White House?
(a) February 1932.
(b) March 1933.
(c) April 1934.
(d) March 1931.

3. How does Freedman say Eleanor changed in Franklin Roosevelt's second term?
(a) She became a more attentive listener.
(b) She rose to the occasion and ran his administration.
(c) She began to get in over her head.
(d) She began to seize power for herself.

4. What responsibility did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt say the government bore?
(a) To encourage innovation.
(b) To defend the weak.
(c) To regulate business practices.
(d) To spur innovation.

5. Who does Freedman say the Roosevelts would invite to the White House?
(a) Their children and grandchildren.
(b) Their extended families.
(c) Their childhood friends.
(d) Their political enemies.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Roosevelt and the Democrats' position on the League of Nations?

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

3. Who was Molly Dewson?

4. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt resign from the Daughters of the American Revolution?

5. What effect did her husband's paralysis have on Eleanor's feelings for him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How would Eleanor go about trying to influence the President on issues she had feelings about?

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

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

6. How did her husband's loss in 1920 affect Eleanor Roosevelt's political activities?

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

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

9. How does Freedman describe the White House as it was occupied by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

10. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's death.

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