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

2. Where would Franklin Roosevelt go for his health?

3. How did Franklin Roosevelt come to national prominence after 1929?

4. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's suspicion about the Democratic Party's interest in women's rights?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's death.

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

4. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

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

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

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

8. How does Freedman describe the White House as it was occupied by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

9. Describe the Roosevelts' experience in Europe after the Great War.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

To what extent was Eleanor Roosevelt a product of her times? How did the Great War, Prohibition, the Depression and the build-up toward war in Europe in the 1930s shape her personality? How did her personality pres back against the pressure of the times?

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 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.

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