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. In 1916, where did the Roosevelts spend the summer?

2. Whose house did the Roosevelts move into in 1913?

3. Where did the Roosevelts spend election night of 1932?

4. What year was the Armistice signed?

5. Which of the following was not a type of lesson Eleanor took?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

6. Eleanor and Franklin were cousins. During the early 1900's, how socially acceptable was the practice of dating and marrying a cousin?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why did Eleanor include specific details about her wedding to Franklin in her book? What do you think she was trying to communicate to readers about her early relationship with Franklin by doing so?

Essay Topic 2

Eleanor revealed much about the effects of World War I on American families and societies. What did you learn from her book regarding the lasting effects on World War I?

Essay Topic 3

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

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