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. What was Elliot Roosevelt's reputation, according to Freedman?

2. How does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with her mother-in-law affected her?

3. When were Eleanor Roosevelt's parents' married?

4. What does Freedman say the Secret Service gave Eleanor Roosevelt?

5. Where was Franklin Roosevelt on his way to, when Eleanor Roosevelt ran into him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What were the problems in the Roosevelt household?

4. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's first engagement.

5. How did Eleanor Roosevelt change the position of First Lady?

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

7. How did Franklin Roosevelt's mother react to news of the engagement?

8. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's entrance into charity work.

9. How did Eleanor like being a Senator's wife?

10. What did Franklin Roosevelt see in Eleanor--what did he tell her when his proposal surprised her?

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

Evaluate your own reading of 'Eleanor Roosevelt'--did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.

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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