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. Where did Franklin attend law school?

2. Where did Eleanor's Aunt Bye live?

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

4. What was Eleanor's impression of Puerto Rico?

5. For what publication did Eleanor write a weekly column?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Summarize Eleanor's first ten years of marriage. What were her main duties?

8. Describe Eleanor's "coming out" as a debutante..

9. How did Franklin's vice-presidential nomination affect Eleanor?

10. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

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 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 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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