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 happens between Eleanor and her teacher?

2. What surpasses any of Sara's manipulations?

3. Why does Eleanor suffer through an endless whirl of balls and social events?

4. What happens for the first time in Eleanor's married life?

5. How do the two brothers feel about one another?

Short Essay Questions

1. About what does Eleanor worry, regarding Franklin?

2. How does Franklin's presidential campaign affect Eleanor?

3. What hope of Eleanor's is dashed? Why?

4. How does Eleanor gain Lorena's respect?

5. Where does Eleanor find relief from her worries?

6. How does Eleanor find her new home?

7. How does Eleanor earn respect?

8. In what organizations focusing on women and children's issues is Eleanor involved?

9. What significant events take place in 1912?

10. How does Eleanor fit into New York society?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Eleanor's tenure at Todhunter School mirrors her own education at Allenswood.

Part 1) Describe her tenure at Todhunter School. How does it mirror her education at Allenswood?

Part 2) What does she enjoy about being a student and a teacher? Might many schools have been like this in 1920? Why or why not?

Part 3) How do these schools compare to schools today? How have schools, teachers, and students changed? How have they stayed the same? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Eleanor's mother-in-law is very controlling.

Part 1) How is she controlling? How does this reveal aspects of her personality?

Part 2) How does she compare to the other women in Eleanor's life?

Part 3) How does this woman affect Eleanor? How does she affect Eleanor's relationship with her husband and children?

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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