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 was the name of Eleanor and Franklin's first son?

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

3. What did Eleanor and Franklin always have together after she returned from a trip?

4. How did the social structure in Washington change after the war began?

5. Who prepared the home for Eleanor and Franklin after they were married?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What description does Eleanor give about Campobello?

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

5. Describe Eleanor's increasing independence in Chapter 8.

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

7. Describe Eleanor's feelings when her daughter, Anna, went to boarding school.

8. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

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

10. Rather than being in public office throughout most of the 1920's, what was Franklin doing instead?

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

Do you think the loss of Eleanor's parents at a relatively early age may have had an impact on her? If so, how do you think it would have affected her life and the content she included in this book?

Essay Topic 3

What effect did being part of the presidential family have on Eleanor's book? How did it add to the information in the book?

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