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. Where did Eleanor take a political leadership position?

2. What were Franklin Roosevelt's advisers' thoughts about Eleanor Roosevelt?

3. Why did Franklin Roosevelt expand the size of the federal government?

4. Who was Eleanor Roosevelt speaking for in her talks?

5. What was Sarah Roosevelt's response when she heard about the crisis over Franklin Roosevelt's affair with Lucy Mercer?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's illness and paralysis.

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

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

5. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

6. What did Eleanor Roosevelt do to help women, as First Lady?

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

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

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

10. What was the debate over the League of Nations in 1920, and how did it affect Franklin Roosevelt's election prospects?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How has Eleanor Roosevelt changed what it means to be First Lady? How have First Ladies since Eleanor Roosevelt built upon her legacy?

Essay Topic 2

How did Eleanor Roosevelt's sense of inferiority change over time? Did she learn to compensate for it, or did she turn it into a strength?

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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