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 happened to Franklin in August 1921?

2. Who else was on the Roosevelts' ship when they sailed home?

3. What sort of lessons did Eleanor take after the vice presidential election?

4. Where did the Franklins spend Sunday evenings?

5. Why did the Roosevelt family begin to spend summers in Florida?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How much of Eleanor's advice do you think Franklin took seriously? Why do you think that?

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

4. How did the relationship between Eleanor and Franklin evolve?

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

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

9. Describe Eleanor's "coming out" as a debutante..

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After Franklin's death, what organizations did Eleanor become involved with? Which of these do you think had the biggest impact on her personal development?

Essay Topic 2

What do you think was Eleanor's main goal in writing this book? What did she want readers to take away from the book, or to understand better after reading it?

Essay Topic 3

Why did Eleanor include foreshadowing in Chapter 11? What did Eleanor indicate by telling readers about Franklin's illness? Based on prior knowledge of Franklin's life, did you anticipate what the chapter ended up revealing?

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