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 surpasses any of Sara's manipulations?

2. How old is Anna when Eleanor is born?

3. For what does Eleanor's teacher encourage her to strive?

4. Where does Sara send Franklin to separate the young couple?

5. What soon happens to Elliott?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's marriage while he is governor?

2. How does Eleanor begin to become involved in issues that are often considered non-American?

3. Why is Eleanor monitored by the FBI?

4. What is Eleanor's political standing by the time Franklin becomes governor?

5. How does Souvestre treat Eleanor?

6. What aspects of Eleanor's life are included in this biography?

7. What does Eleanor do in the wake of the tragedy?

8. Where do Eleanor and her siblings grow up?

9. What is significant about Eleanor and Franklin's eighth wedding anniversary?

10. How do Elliott and Eleanor keep in touch? What happens to Elliott?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

This book is a biography.

Part 1) What is a biography? What is the purpose of a biography?

Part 2) What is significant about Eleanor Roosevelt's biography? Why would someone be interested in writing a biography about her?

Part 3) Why does mankind feel the desire to preserve the lives of themselves and others?

Essay Topic 3

The period beginning in 1920 and extending through the rest of her life places Eleanor in conflict.

Part 1) What conflict is this? How is she placed in this conflict?

Part 2) Could this conflict be avoided? Why or why not? Could Eleanor have been able to do all that she did without this conflict?

Part 3) How does this conflict affect how others view Eleanor? Explain.

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