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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While Franklin toured Latin America, what was Eleanor doing?
(a) Caring for their children.
(b) A lecture tour in the US.
(c) Learning how to be a social worker.
(d) Visiting heads of state in Europe.

2. Which of the following was not a type of lesson Eleanor took?
(a) Sports lessons.
(b) French lessons.
(c) Dancing lessons.
(d) Sewing lessons.

3. What did Franklin think about his wife's advice regarding politics?
(a) He did not think she was able to make those types of decisions.
(b) He frequently asked her to be quiet.
(c) He respected it, but didn't always follow it.
(d) He listened to her and always did what she said.

4. How were Eleanor and Franklin related?
(a) Fourth cousins.
(b) Cousins.
(c) Step-siblings.
(d) Half-siblings.

5. How did Eleanor feel in public situations in the early part of her marriage?
(a) Natural.
(b) Comfortable.
(c) Like she is the ruler of the world.
(d) Shy and anxious.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Eleanor and her siblings spend the summers?

2. Where did Eleanor go after finishing school?

3. Where was Eleanor when the declaration of war was delivered to Congress?

4. What position was Franklin campaigning for in 1910?

5. Who became governor of New York when Eleanor was in boarding school?

Short Essay Questions

1. Rather than being in public office throughout most of the 1920's, what was Franklin doing instead?

2. Eleanor and Franklin were cousins. During the early 1900's, how socially acceptable was the practice of dating and marrying a cousin?

3. How did Eleanor's relationship with her mother-in-law change in Chapter 11?

4. Describe Eleanor's opinion of Secret Service protection.

5. What sorts of travel experiences did Eleanor have as a young girl?

6. How did the structure of social life change when the United States entered WWI?

7. Why do you think it was the hardest for Eleanor to send her youngest child to boarding school?

8. Describe Eleanor's increasing independence in Chapter 8.

9. How was Eleanor introduced to politics? What was her attitude toward them at first?

10. What view did Eleanor have of World War I? How do readers know?

(see the answer keys)

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