Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One, 1884-1933 Test | Final Test - Hard

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The marriage between Franklin and Eleanor is one of what?

2. What does Eleanor worry that her political connections and activities may do?

3. What does Eleanor do when Franklin drinks and smokes too late into the night?

4. When is Eleanor's long-standing membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution challenged?

5. What appeals to the young girl inside her whose sense of abandonment has never disappeared?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

A theme of Eleanor's life is abandonment.

Part 1) How is this a theme? How was she abandoned throughout her life?

Part 2) How does this abandonment affect her personality? Why does it affect her personality?

Part 3) What decisions does she make in her life that remind the reader of the abandonment with which she has dealt? How do you know this?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Eleanor hungers for intellectual stimulation.

Part 1) How long has she hungered for this? How does she feed this hunger?

Part 2) How do those with whom she holds intellectual conversations reflect her childhood and school experience?

Part 3) How does this need for intellectual growth cause conflict between her and Franklin? How does this conflict affect their marriage? Might there have been a remedy for this conflict? Why or why not?

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