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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Franklin do when he joins his family for the summer?
2. How is Eleanor regarded politically?
3. What drives Eleanor?
4. What earns Eleanor the respect of those around her?
5. What idea does Anna reject?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Eleanor's mother-in-law is very controlling.
Part 1) How is she controlling? How does this reveal aspects of her personality?
Part 2) How does she compare to the other women in Eleanor's life?
Part 3) How does this woman affect Eleanor? How does she affect Eleanor's relationship with her husband and children?
Essay Topic 2
By the end of the book, Eleanor no longer sees herself only as a wife and mother.
Part 1) How does she see herself? Why has her self-image changed? What events have led to this change?
Part 2) Do you believe her family knows she has changed? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does this compare to the self-image of most women during this time? How does this compare to the self-image of women today?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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