Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One, 1884-1933 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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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. For how long does she study at this school?

2. What causes this to happen to Elliott?

3. Who does Sara hire while the couple is on their honeymoon?

4. How many suitors does Eleanor have?

5. What will haunt Eleanor her entire life?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Eleanor find her new home?

2. How does Eleanor feel about visiting family homes? Why?

3. How does Franklin's mother feel about the relationship?

4. What happens to Elliott after he spends time in French institutions?

5. Where does Eleanor find relief from her worries?

6. How does Eleanor encourage women to stand up for their rights and the rights of their children?

7. How do others view Lorena?

8. How does Eleanor's tenure as head of the League of Women Voters affect her?

9. How does Eleanor feel about becoming the First Lady? What complicates her new life?

10. How does Souvestre treat Eleanor?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Franklin's paralysis changes their marriage.

Part 1) How does Franklin become paralyzed? Knowing his personality from this book, how might this paralysis have affected him physically and mentally?

Part 2) How does his paralysis affect Eleanor? How does this change their relationship? Why does it change their relationship?

Part 3) To what other relationships does his paralysis lead for Eleanor? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

By the end of the book, Eleanor no longer sees herself only as a wife and mother.

Part 1) How does she see herself? Why has her self-image changed? What events have led to this change?

Part 2) Do you believe her family knows she has changed? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this compare to the self-image of most women during this time? How does this compare to the self-image of women today?

Essay Topic 3

Eleanor has an extramarital affair with Lorena Hickok.

Part 1) Who is Lorena Hickok? How do Eleanor and Lorena become friends? How does an affair occur between these two women?

Part 2) Compare Eleanor's relationship with Franklin and her relationship with Lorena. What exists in this relationship that does not exist in Eleanor's relationship with Franklin? Could this exist between her and Franklin? Why or why not?

Part 3) Would this marriage and extramarital affair have taken place if it had taken place today? How might the situation have occurred differently today?

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