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. Where did the Roosevelts spend election night of 1936?

2. Where was Eleanor when Uncle Ted died?

3. Where did Eleanor go after finishing school?

4. Who escorted Eleanor home at the end of her first year of boarding school?

5. Where did Eleanor's Aunt Bye live?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. During her first years as First Lady, what seemed to have affected Eleanor the most as she made her trips around the United States?

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

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

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

8. Describe Eleanor and Franklin's wedding.

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

10. What was Eleanor's description of when Franklin won the presidential election?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do you think was Eleanor's main goal in writing this book? What did she want readers to take away from the book, or to understand better after reading it?

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

What is the tone of "The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt"? Why would Eleanor choose to write the book in this type of tone? What impact does the tone have on the way the reader perceives the characters and information presented in the chapters?

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