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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 did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?
(a) His enormous losses in the stock market crash.
(b) His aggressive steps to create jobs.
(c) His strict discrimination policies.
(d) His personal contributions to the state's funds.

2. Who was Molly Dewson?
(a) Head of the women's division of the DNC.
(b) Head of the effort to find work for women.
(c) Head of the League of Women's Voters.
(d) Editor at Women's Democratic News.

3. What did Eleanor Roosevelt dislike about the prospect of moving to Washington D.C.?
(a) Having to hold her tongue.
(b) Being scrutinized by everyone.
(c) Being responsible for so many people.
(d) Having to be outspoken.

4. When did Franklin Roosevelt ask Congress for a declaration of war?
(a) May 1, 1940.
(b) August, 1945.
(c) September 2, 1939.
(d) December 8, 1941.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Freedman characterize conversations at the White House?

2. What did Eleanor learn how to do in order to teach her children?

3. To whom did Eleanor Roosevelt NOT make unannounced visits?

4. What was Eleanor's position at the League of Women's Voters?

5. What did Eleanor Roosevelt co-direct with Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Franklin's polio contribute to Eleanor's political activism?

2. Describe Eleanor's relationship with the black community.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe Eleanor's experience teaching at the Todhunter school.

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

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