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 does Freedman say Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt would do separately in their personal suites?

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

3. Where did Marion Dickerman invite Eleanor to teach?

4. How does Freedman characterize conversations at the White House?

5. What does Freedman say was a contentious issue between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 her husband's loss in 1920 affect Eleanor Roosevelt's political activities?

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 feminism changed since Eleanor Roosevelt? How does modern feminism bear the imprint of Eleanor Roosevelt's work in the 1920s and 1930s?

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

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?

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