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. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's treatment at Allenswood?

2. What was Franklin Roosevelt's response to Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her household?

3. What was a sign of being a 'fast woman'?

4. What did Eleanor Roosevelt feel her husband did to her lifestyle by running for President?

5. Why did Franklin propose to Eleanor, according to Freedman?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's response to European hostilities?

2. What was the crowning achievement of Eleanor Roosevelt's career?

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

4. Describe Eleanor Roosevelt's first engagement.

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

6. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood nickname?

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

8. What does Freedman tell us, in the opening chapter, about Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood?

9. Describe Eleanor's experience teaching at the Todhunter school.

10. What was Allenswood like?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What was the effect of Eleanor Roosevelt's looks on her life story and personality? Were her plain looks an advantage or a disadvantage? How did she approach her looks differently as she developed as a person?

Essay Topic 2

Where is the climax of this book? Are there different climaxes? What questions does each climax resolve? What questions does each climax leave unanswered?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the health of the liberal legacy Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt left us. How have the ideas they instituted in government fared? Are their ideals dead or alive today?

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