Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Test | Final 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. With whom did Eleanor Roosevelt fly from Baltimore to Washington D.C.?

2. Where would Franklin Roosevelt go for his health?

3. What responsibility did Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt say the government bore?

4. When did World War I end?

5. Where did Eleanor take a political leadership position?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's progress from paralyzed New York politician to candidate for President.

2. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's trip to Europe to visit the troops?

3. How does Freedman describe the role Eleanor stepped into in the family after her husband was paralyzed?

4. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's death.

5. Describe Eleanor's relationship with the black community.

6. How would Eleanor go about trying to influence the President on issues she had feelings about?

7. In what way did Franklin's polio contribute to Eleanor's political activism?

8. In what way was Eleanor Roosevelt unlike previous First Ladies?

9. How did Eleanor develop as a public speaker?

10. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's part in the National Youth Administration?

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

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?

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