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 did Franklin Roosevelt work after he returned from his honeymoon?

2. What does Freedman say Eleanor felt when Franklin proposed?

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

4. What sadness attended Eleanor Roosevelt's return to the U.S.?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Franklin Roosevelt's next step in politics?

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

3. What was Allenswood like?

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

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

6. What was the effect of Eleanor Roosevelt's mother's beauty?

7. Describe the scene when Franklin Roosevelt proposed to Eleanor.

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

9. How did Eleanor Roosevelt meet and begin to spend time with Franklin Roosevelt?

10. What were the problems in the Roosevelt household?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It comes out late in the biography that Franklin had seen Lucy Mercer (Lucy Mercer Rutherford) a number of times after Eleanor Roosevelt thought their affair was over. How did Eleanor Roosevelt live without intimacy of her own? Was politics enough for her? What did she do with her desire for personal love?

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

What is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence? Describe an element that ought to have been covered, and explain why it would have made the book stronger.

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