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. Where was Eleanor when Uncle Ted died?

2. Which politician did Franklin support?

3. What policy referred to improving relationships with Latin America?

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

5. How old was Anna when she was sent to boarding school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Eleanor and Franklin. How were they different? How were they the same?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the way Eleanor addressed the role of women in her book. Why did she choose to address this topic in particular? Did you learn anything about the role of women that you didn't know before?

Essay Topic 3

How did certain events in Eleanor's book evoke a climatic feeling? What is it about Franklin's death that evokes a sense of climax? Does it have anything to do with anticipation or what you already knew before you read Eleanor's book?

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