No Ordinary Time Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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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. What type of childhood did Eleanor have?

2. Who arrives at the White House in December of 1941 and stays nearly a month?

3. Where was the New York City apartment maintained by Eleanor Roosevelt?

4. Where does Eleanor go to work during this period?

5. How old was Eleanor when her father died?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened in the aftermath of Sara Roosevelt's death in September 1941?

2. What were the political implications of Roosevelt's running for a third term as president?

3. Who was Lorena Hickok?

4. Explain Roosevelt's difficult position about entering the war.

5. What problems did Roosevelt face on American soil at this time?

6. Explain the rationing of goods in America during World War II.

7. What is important about the date of May 9, 1940, in the life of Franklin Roosevelt?

8. How did Roosevelt help the American people understand what was going on in the war?

9. Explain the evolution of Franklin and Eleanor's marriage.

10. What is notable about Roosevelt and Churchill's first meeting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author makes the point that in spite of their places on the world stage, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were also a married couple with problems just like any married couple. Name some of the challenges of the Roosevelt marriage. What were their coping mechanisms? What were their attempts to strengthen or weaken the bond through the years?

Essay Topic 2

Just as Franklin had intimate relationships outside the marriage, so did Eleanor. Describe the relationships Eleanor most enjoyed. Who were her closest confidantes? Why were these relationships just as critical for her as FDR's relationships were to him?

Essay Topic 3

Despite their marriage problems and some political disagreements, Eleanor was a huge attribute to Franklin's career. Name some ways that Eleanor helped Franklin in his campaigns and during his presidency.

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