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 many men does Freedman say were killed in World War I?

2. What did Franklin tell Eleanor on September 2, 1939?

3. Where did Eleanor travel to visit troops?

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

5. What was Franklin Roosevelt's reaction to his paralysis?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the crisis surrounding Lucy Mercer.

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

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

7. Describe Franklin Roosevelt's death.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What did Eleanor Roosevelt learn from her work in charities and political organizations? What effect did she have on the organizations she was part of?

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

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?

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