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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 does Freedman say was a contentious issue between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?
(a) Civil rights.
(b) Employment programs for the poor.
(c) The U.N.
(d) Women's rights.

2. What was Sarah Roosevelt's response when she heard about the crisis over Franklin Roosevelt's affair with Lucy Mercer?
(a) She threatened to ruin his political career if he divorced.
(b) She told him she would support him no matter what.
(c) She offered him his freedom.
(d) She threatened to cut off his inheritance if he divorced.

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

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

5. What does Freedman say Franklin Roosevelt needed as the war took a toll on him?
(a) Distracting conversations about trivialities.
(b) Quiet time alone with Eleanor.
(c) Travel.
(d) Visits from grandchildren.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Eleanor Roosevelt work with a private coach to improve?

3. What did Eleanor attribute to Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read?

4. What did Eleanor refuse to give up when Franklin Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York?

5. What did Franklin Roosevelt die of?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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