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. Where did Eleanor and Franklin spend the summer with Franklin's family?

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

3. Where was Eleanor appalled at the living conditions of residents?

4. What sort of problem did Elliott Roosevelt have?

5. Why didn't the Roosevelts return from their summer vacation on time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why do you think it was the hardest for Eleanor to send her youngest child to boarding school?

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

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

6. How was Eleanor introduced to politics? What was her attitude toward them at first?

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

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 Eleanor's relationship with her mother-in-law change in Chapter 11?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the tone of "The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt"? Why would Eleanor choose to write the book in this type of tone? What impact does the tone have on the way the reader perceives the characters and information presented in the chapters?

Essay Topic 2

What role did less well-known people play in Eleanor's book? What advantages and disadvantages were there to having so many people in this book? Would you have preferred that Eleanor included fewer people? Why?

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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