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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 attribute to Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read?
(a) Her devotion to her husband.
(b) Her ability to speak up to her mother-in-law.
(c) Her political awakening.
(d) Her triumph over shyness.

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

3. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's suspicion about the Democratic Party's interest in women's rights?
(a) They wanted to make token gestures, but ultimately prevent women from having rights.
(b) They did not really want give women a say.
(c) They were using the women's issues to distract from other more politically awkward issues.
(d) They were just trying to use the female vote.

4. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's response when she found Lucy Mercer's love letters to Franklin?
(a) Offered him his freedom.
(b) Locked him out of the house.
(c) Left.
(d) Told Sara to talk to him.

5. What did Eleanor Roosevelt prefer to chauffeured limousines?
(a) Walking.
(b) A Ford roadster.
(c) A Plymouth convertible.
(d) A Dodge coupe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Eleanor like about Louis Howe?

2. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt would ask his wife to back away from?

3. Where would Franklin Roosevelt go for his health?

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

5. What did Eleanor appeal for in the face of Nazi oppression?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

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

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

5. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's illness and paralysis.

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

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

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

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

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

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