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. How does Freedman characterize the bond between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

2. What did Eleanor learn how to do in order to teach her children?

3. What were the social conditions like in America when Franklin Roosevelt took office?

4. What did Franklin Roosevelt do after losing the 1920 election?

5. What was it that paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the term 'liberal' mean when applied to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

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

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

5. Where does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt differed politically?

6. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

7. How does Freedman characterize Eleanor Roosevelt's response to European hostilities?

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

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

What were the most important influences on Eleanor Roosevelt's life and development, and how did people or events shape her? How did she exert influences on other people in turn?

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

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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