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. Who was Earl Miller?

2. How does Freedman say Eleanor changed in Franklin Roosevelt's second term?

3. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's response when she found Lucy Mercer's love letters to Franklin?

4. What does Freedman say Eleanor Roosevelt became for Franklin Roosevelt?

5. What did Eleanor do after Franklin Roosevelt lost the 1920 election?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did her husband's loss in 1920 affect Eleanor Roosevelt's political activities?

2. How does Freedman describe Eleanor Roosevelt's career through Franklin's first term as President?

3. Why did Franklin Roosevelt end up taking a third term as President?

4. What policies did Eleanor advocate in the Democratic Party?

5. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

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

7. What was the outcome of the affair with Lucy Mercer?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Eleanor Roosevelt develop as a public speaker, and how did her personality change as she became more comfortable in front of crowds?

Essay Topic 2

Write a character sketch of the author based on his style and content. What values does he hold dear? What are his hopes and fears? What kind of person do you think he is? Anchor your sketch in passages in the book.

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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