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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. Where did Eleanor take a political leadership position?
(a) League of Women's Voters.
(b) New York State Democratic Party.
(c) The National Democratic Party.
(d) League of Nations.

2. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt about public speaking?
(a) She became apprehensive before speaking, but generally impressed people with her speaking.
(b) She hated it because it made her so nervous.
(c) She learned to use crowds' emotions.
(d) She did not like it because she was not good at it.

3. 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 offered him his freedom.
(c) She threatened to cut off his inheritance if he divorced.
(d) She told him she would support him no matter what.

4. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt resign from the Daughters of the American Revolution?
(a) Because Franklin Roosevelt's advisors asked her to.
(b) Because she wanted to make room for other talented women.
(c) They asked her to avoid a conflict of interests.
(d) Because of their racist politics.

5. What responsibility did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt say the government bore?
(a) To spur innovation.
(b) To encourage innovation.
(c) To regulate business practices.
(d) To defend the weak.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. With whom did Eleanor Roosevelt fly from Baltimore to Washington D.C.?

3. How does Freedman say Eleanor tried to convey her observations to her husband?

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

5. What was Franklin Roosevelt's reaction to his paralysis?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's illness and paralysis.

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

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

10. How did Eleanor develop as a public speaker?

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