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. What was the name of Eleanor's boarding school?

2. Where was Eleanor when Uncle Ted died?

3. Whom did Franklin take with him to Houston?

4. Where was Franklin in the fall of 1928?

5. How did the social structure in Washington change after the war began?

Short Essay Questions

1. What description does Eleanor give about Campobello?

2. During her first years as First Lady, what seemed to have affected Eleanor the most as she made her trips around the United States?

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

4. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

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

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

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. What sorts of activities did Eleanor become involved in when the family moved to New York?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think the loss of Eleanor's parents at a relatively early age may have had an impact on her? If so, how do you think it would have affected her life and the content she included in this book?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Eleanor as a shy, young wife and Eleanor at the time the book ends. How did Eleanor's life change? How did she stay the same?

Essay Topic 3

Why did Eleanor include specific details about her wedding to Franklin in her book? What do you think she was trying to communicate to readers about her early relationship with Franklin by doing so?

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