Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One, 1884-1933 Short Essay - Answer Key

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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1. Describe Eleanor's relationship with her biological parents.

Eleanor's mother died when Eleanor was eight years old, and her father, Elliott Roosevelt, had a drinking problem and spent time in a French sanitarium. Eleanor was never close to her parents, but she did write that she "adored" her father even though she didn't know him well. Eleanor and her siblings were raised by her Grandmother Hall.

2. How did Eleanor become aware at a young age that there is much suffering in the world?

Eleanor became aware at a young age that there is much suffering in the world because her family was involved in lots of charitable efforts. They often took Eleanor along on their missions.

3. What was Eleanor like in large groups as a teenager?

In large groups, Eleanor was shy and withdrawn. She claimed to be a bad dancer and felt awkward around other people, particularly when she was younger.

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