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

2. Where did Franklin attend law school?

3. How did Eleanor and Franklin contract typhoid fever?

4. Who became governor of New York when Eleanor was in boarding school?

5. How did Eleanor feel about being separated from her children?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe Eleanor's relationship with her biological parents.

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

7. How did Eleanor's relationship with her mother-in-law change in Chapter 11?

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

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

10. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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?

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