Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Russell Freedman
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where would Franklin invite Eleanor to visit on weekends?

2. What was the Consumer's League focused on?

3. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's presence?

4. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt used the thing the Secret Service gave her?

5. What was Sara Roosevelt's response to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's engagement?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Freedman characterize the difference between Eleanor and Franklin's personalities?

2. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt reacted to her father's death?

3. Why wasn't Eleanor Roosevelt looking forward to her coming out?

4. Describe the rules that applied to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's courtship.

5. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt asserted her independence as First Lady?

6. Describe Eleanor's relationship with Sarah Roosevelt.

7. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's first experience in politics.

8. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt when her husband was running for President?

9. What was Mlle. Souvestre's role in Eleanor Roosevelt's life?

10. What was the Secret Service's problem with Eleanor Roosevelt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How has Eleanor Roosevelt changed what it means to be First Lady? How have First Ladies since Eleanor Roosevelt built upon her legacy?

Essay Topic 2

What can Eleanor Roosevelt's life teach us, about how to live? What moral does Freedman extract from her life, and what other morals might it teach?

Essay Topic 3

To what extent was Eleanor Roosevelt a product of her times? How did the Great War, Prohibition, the Depression and the build-up toward war in Europe in the 1930s shape her personality? How did her personality pres back against the pressure of the times?

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