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

2. What effect did her husband's paralysis have on Eleanor's feelings for him?
(a) She ceased to resent him.
(b) She began to resent him.
(c) She finally began to admire his character.
(d) She fell in love with him again.

3. Why was Franklin Roosevelt encouraged to run for a third term?
(a) Because Congress formally asked him to.
(b) Because of the fragility of the political situation.
(c) Because he had committed to seeing the war through himself.
(d) Because of the failure of any Republicans to accept a nomination.

4. What were the social conditions like in America when Franklin Roosevelt took office?
(a) People were enjoying unprecedented prosperity.
(b) Millions were out of work.
(c) There was lawlessness in large areas.
(d) People were getting back to work.

5. Who was Eleanor Roosevelt speaking for in her talks?
(a) The small businessman.
(b) American civilization itself.
(c) The woman of the house.
(d) The downtrodden.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?

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

3. How did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?

4. What does Freedman say people expected Eleanor Roosevelt to do as First Lady?

5. Who was allowed into Eleanor Roosevelt's press conferences?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

3. How did Eleanor Roosevelt's role change in Franklin's second term as President?

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

5. What was the outcome of the affair with Lucy Mercer?

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

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

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

9. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's career through Franklin's first term as President?

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

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