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

2. Who escorted Eleanor home at the end of her first year of boarding school?

3. Where was Eleanor when the declaration of war was delivered to Congress?

4. Who helped care for the Roosevelts' children?

5. Whom did Franklin take with him to Houston?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the structure of social life change when the United States entered WWI?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. What sorts of travel experiences did Eleanor have as a young girl?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

In many places in her book, Eleanor used imagery to describe certain people, places, or events. Using one specific example from Eleanor's book, describe how the imagery she provided adds to the reader's understanding and perception of her life.

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