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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. Did Eleanor actively campaign in Franklin's campaign for re-election in 1936?
(a) Yes, she was the director.
(b) Yes, but just did administerial work.
(c) No.
(d) It is not said.

2. Who escorted Eleanor home at the end of her first year of boarding school?
(a) Her older sister.
(b) Franklin.
(c) Aunt Pussie.
(d) Her father.

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

4. Who was nominated for president in 1928?
(a) Alfred Smith.
(b) Theodore Roosevelt.
(c) Woodrow Wilson.
(d) Franklin.

5. For what publication did Eleanor write a weekly column?
(a) Ladies' Home Journal.
(b) Better Homes and Gardens.
(c) Woman's Day.
(d) Woman's Home Companion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why didn't the Roosevelts return from their summer vacation on time?

2. From where was Franklin called when preparations were being made for the US to enter WWI?

3. Where did Franklin attend law school?

4. Whose house did the Roosevelts move into in 1913?

5. Where was Eleanor appalled at the living conditions of residents?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize Eleanor's first ten years of marriage. What were her main duties?

2. Eleanor states that she didn't like being separated from her children. Do you think this affected her duties as a politician's wife? Why?

3. What was Eleanor's description of when Franklin won the presidential election?

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

5. How did Franklin's vice-presidential nomination affect Eleanor?

6. In what capacity was Eleanor working as a journalist during the 1930's?

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

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

9. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

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

(see the answer keys)

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