Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One, 1884-1933 Test | Final 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. Why did Eleanor worry about the situation in the Soviet Union?

2. Who arrived at the White House later February 1944?

3. Why did Eleanor keep the freezer well stocked when she lived alone in Hyde Park?

4. Where did Eleanor take her big trip to in 1943?

5. What did Eleanor consider more important than her work on the General Assembly?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is your impression of how Eleanor dealt with being First Lady during an international war?

2. What was Eleanor's life like at Hyde Park after Franklin died?

3. Compare Eleanor's work on the Human Rights Committee to her work in the General Assembly. Which did she enjoy more?

4. Why do you think Eleanor took her granddaughter around the world at such a young age?

5. Compare Eleanor's views of how Russians were helping the world and how Americans were helping the world in 1959.

6. How did Eleanor feel about being the only female delegate on the UN General Assembly?

7. Describe the process of approving the International Bill of Rights.

8. What was Eleanor's impression of the refugee camps in the Middle East?

9. Describe how Eleanor became involved in the United Nations.

10. What did Eleanor learn about Hong Kong in the mid-1950s?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Eleanor used a narrative point of view throughout her entire book, as it is an autobiography. What are the pros and cons of using this point of view in this particular situation?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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