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. With whom did Eleanor travel during holidays when she was in boarding school?

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

3. Where did the Franklins spend Sunday evenings?

4. What did Franklin think about his wife's advice regarding politics?

5. Who worked for the Democratic Party in 1928?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What effect did being part of the presidential family have on Eleanor's book? How did it add to the information in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Summarize Eleanor's family of origin. Why would Eleanor include these chapters in her book? What information did she give about her mother, father, and siblings?

Essay Topic 3

What is the purpose of juxtaposition in literature? Describe one discipline in Eleanor's book that you think is a good example of a juxtaposition of another discipline. Why do you think she may have presented concepts in her book this way?

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