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 Chapter 7, what position was Franklin appointed to?

2. Where did Eleanor and Franklin spend their honeymoon?

3. How did the social structure in Washington change after the war began?

4. What was the name of Eleanor's boarding school?

5. Where did Eleanor go after finishing school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Eleanor states that she didn't like being separated from her children. Do you think this affected her duties as a politician's wife? Why?

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

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

10. What description does Eleanor give about Campobello?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think the loss of Eleanor's parents at a relatively early age may have had an impact on her? If so, how do you think it would have affected her life and the content she included in this book?

Essay Topic 2

What role did less well-known people play in Eleanor's book? What advantages and disadvantages were there to having so many people in this book? Would you have preferred that Eleanor included fewer people? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the way Eleanor addressed the role of women in her book. Why did she choose to address this topic in particular? Did you learn anything about the role of women that you didn't know before?

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