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. On whom does Sara Roosevelt rely?

2. Upon completion of her education in England, where does Eleanor go?

3. What happens for the first time in Eleanor's married life?

4. Of what does Sara approve of Eleanor?

5. With what does Anna struggle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What significant events take place in 1912?

2. With what does Eleanor emerge from the period in her life after Franklin's betrayal?

3. Why is Eleanor monitored by the FBI?

4. How do their days of gaiety end?

5. How does Eleanor become involved in various organizations after World War I?

6. How is Anna Roosevelt compared to Eleanor?

7. What will haunt Eleanor for her entire life?

8. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's marriage while he is governor?

9. How does Sara treat the couple?

10. How does Sara treat Eleanor after the children are born?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Eleanor's tenure at Todhunter School mirrors her own education at Allenswood.

Part 1) Describe her tenure at Todhunter School. How does it mirror her education at Allenswood?

Part 2) What does she enjoy about being a student and a teacher? Might many schools have been like this in 1920? Why or why not?

Part 3) How do these schools compare to schools today? How have schools, teachers, and students changed? How have they stayed the same? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Despite her personal ambitions, Eleanor suffers life many self-actualizing women of the 1920s.

Part 1) What are Eleanor's personal ambitions? How does she suffer like other self-actualizing women? Why does she suffer like other women?

Part 2) From whom would she receive pressure to act a certain way? Why would they pressure her?

Part 3) What does this reveal about women in the 1920s? Compare the lives of women in the 1920s to women now.

Essay Topic 3

The period beginning in 1920 and extending through the rest of her life places Eleanor in conflict.

Part 1) What conflict is this? How is she placed in this conflict?

Part 2) Could this conflict be avoided? Why or why not? Could Eleanor have been able to do all that she did without this conflict?

Part 3) How does this conflict affect how others view Eleanor? Explain.

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