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

2. How does Freedman say Eleanor tried to convey her observations to her husband?
(a) In a light that would help women's rights.
(b) In a light that would help the common man.
(c) In a light that would help him in the polls.
(d) As accurately as possible.

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

4. Why did Franklin Roosevelt expand the size of the federal government?
(a) To elbow out his competitors.
(b) To solidify his support.
(c) To create opportunities.
(d) To protect against Communism.

5. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt saw in Europe?
(a) Socialism taking hold.
(b) Resistance to industrialism.
(c) Death and destruction.
(d) Hope and rebuilding.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?

3. What was Eleanor's position at the Women's Democratic News?

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

5. What did Eleanor like about Louis Howe?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's illness and paralysis.

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

6. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's death.

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

8. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's part in the National Youth Administration?

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

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

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