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 did the Roosevelts create that promoted employment?

2. What occurred at the 1920 Democratic convention?

3. Where did Eleanor attend boarding school at the age of 15?

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

5. After the vice presidential election, where did the Roosevelts move?

Short Essay Questions

1. What description does Eleanor give about Campobello?

2. How did Eleanor become aware at a young age that there is much suffering in the world?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After Franklin's death, what organizations did Eleanor become involved with? Which of these do you think had the biggest impact on her personal development?

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

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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