No Ordinary Time Test | Final 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. In what organization did Eleanor become a vital force?

2. By the end of 1942, how many Jews were estimated to have been killed by the Germans?

3. Which one of the Roosevelt children did Eleanor visit while in England?

4. What new platform replaces the "New Deal?"

5. For what does Eleanor lobby in the summer and fall of 1944?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the agenda for each of the "Big Three" leaders at the Yalta Conference?

2. Explain the role that Anna Roosevelt plays in her parents' lives at the beginning of 1944.

3. How did Eleanor come to terms with her husband's infidelities over the years?

4. Despite the devastation of war, what encouraging things did Eleanor witness when visiting England in the fall of 1942?

5. What became of the Roosevelts' closest companions after the Roosevelt White House years?

6. What happened in the aftermath of Franklin's death?

7. What was the relationship between Franklin and Lucy Mercer after he was President?

8. Explain the GI Bill.

9. What was the nature of Eleanor's trip to the South Pacific in 1943?

10. What did Eleanor do with her life after Franklin's death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Reports began to emerge from Europe regarding the extermination of European Jews by the Nazis, yet Jewish refugees were turned away from American shores. Why was there such an anti-Semitic philosophy rampant in America at this time? Why were major American intellectual and relief organizations not moved to help in this area?

Essay Topic 2

Prior to American's involvement in the war, Roosevelt called for massive arms production in anticipation of meeting the Nazi threat head on. What was the feeling in the country about Roosevelt's pre-war efforts? What was the position of isolationists such as famed aviator, Charles Lindbergh?

Essay Topic 3

Franklin Roosevelt is remembered as one of America's most beloved presidents. In your opinion, why is Roosevelt remembered so fondly? Explain. Conversely, what were some of his weaknesses as President?

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