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. How were Eleanor and Franklin related?

2. How did Eleanor feel about being separated from her children?

3. What did Eleanor do during the years of the Depression?

4. Where was Franklin in the fall of 1928?

5. From where was Franklin called when preparations were being made for the US to enter WWI?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

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

3. During her first years as First Lady, what seemed to have affected Eleanor the most as she made her trips around the United States?

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

5. Describe Eleanor's opinion of Secret Service protection.

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

7. What was Eleanor like in large groups as a teenager?

8. What description does Eleanor give about Campobello?

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

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

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

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 3

There are several humorous anecdotes Eleanor included in her book. Identify at least two of these instances and describe why Eleanor may have communicated an idea using an anecdote in this particular situation.

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