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. Eleanor tried to understand the Russians, unlike _____.

2. Who invited Eleanor to England during WWII?

3. What reimbursement did Eleanor get for serving on the UN?

4. Eleanor also served as a member of the Commission of what?

5. What did Eleanor think is the cause of the problems she sees in Moscow?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Recount Eleanor's visit to London during WWII explaining what her aunt remarked on after her visit with the royal family.

3. What differences between life in the East and West did Eleanor notice after visiting Yalta?

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

5. In what capacity was Eleanor involved in Adlai Stevenson's campaign?

6. How did Eleanor's work with the UN impact her interest in the Soviet Union?

7. Do you think Eleanor traveled too much in the years following Franklin's death? Describe why.

8. Where was Eleanor and what was she doing when the news of Pearl Harbor breaks?

9. How was Franklin's death foreshadowed in Chapter 27?

10. Why was Eleanor concerned about Americans' perceptions of the Soviet Union?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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