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

2. What were Eleanor Roosevelt's best subjects at Allenswood?

3. What does Freedman say were Eleanor Roosevelt's feelings about her father?

4. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt felt as a result of her mother's attention to looks?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What was Allenswood like?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an evaluative review of 'Eleanor Roosevelt'. What is this book's place in culture? What are its uses? Who is its audience? What are its limitations?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

How has feminism changed since Eleanor Roosevelt? How does modern feminism bear the imprint of Eleanor Roosevelt's work in the 1920s and 1930s?

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