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

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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. In 1916, where did the Roosevelts spend the summer?

2. Where was the 1920 Democratic convention held?

3. Did Eleanor actively campaign in Franklin's campaign for re-election in 1936?

4. In Chapter 7, what position was Franklin appointed to?

5. How did Eleanor feel in public situations in the early part of her marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What description does Eleanor give about Campobello?

2. Eleanor states that she didn't like being separated from her children. Do you think this affected her duties as a politician's wife? Why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the process of how Franklin was elected governor of New York, including the Democratic Convention.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the purpose of juxtaposition in literature? Describe one discipline in Eleanor's book that you think is a good example of a juxtaposition of another discipline. Why do you think she may have presented concepts in her book this way?

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

Eleanor used a narrative point of view throughout her entire book, as it is an autobiography. What are the pros and cons of using this point of view in this particular situation?

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