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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 1, Scene 3, what accent does Mr. Howe use to amuse FDR?
(a) Dutch.
(b) Itallian.
(c) Spanish.
(d) French.

2. Why does FDR feel lonely in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) None of his friends visit.
(b) He cannot be involved in other people's lives.
(c) The children are away at school.
(d) Eleanor spends most of her day at social clubs.

3. At the end of Act 2, Scene 1, what does Eleanor vow to never do again?
(a) Cry in front of the children.
(b) Read the newspaper.
(c) Leave her husband alone.
(d) Jump at a man's call.

4. Why does Mr. Howe encourage Missy to pretend that everything is normal around FDR?
(a) FDR wants everyone to believe that he will be well again.
(b) The doctor recommended humoring him.
(c) No one wants to upset FDR.
(d) A nurse recommended humoring him.

5. Why had FDR been unable to hold a spoon?
(a) His fever was too high.
(b) His hands had been shaking.
(c) His arms were too sore.
(d) His arms and hands had been temporarily paralyzed.

6. Why can't FDR wear his leg braces?
(a) They don't fit.
(b) They don't fit under his trousers.
(c) One of the straps is broken.
(d) They are painful.

7. Which character believes that FDR's destiny is in politics?
(a) Edward.
(b) Eleanor.
(c) Mr. Howe.
(d) Jimmy.

8. Where is Act 1, Scene 1 set?
(a) At the Roosevelt summer home in Canada.
(b) The living room of the Roosevelt's New York house.
(c) Hyde Park.
(d) Madison Square Garden.

9. Who is assigned the title role in the evening's play reading?
(a) Anna.
(b) Jimmy.
(c) Johnny.
(d) Marie.

10. In Act 2, Scene 1, how does FDR retrieve stamps that have fallen on the floor?
(a) He has trained Duffy to retrieve dropped items.
(b) He calls Eleanor.
(c) He buzzes for Missy.
(d) Using a gadget with an extension arm.

11. What diagnosis does the first specialist in Act 1, Scene 2, give for FDR's condition?
(a) A clot on the spinal cord.
(b) A pulled muscle.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Arthritis.

12. Which character nervously fiddles with FDR's hat in Act 1, Scene 3, before handing it to him?
(a) Anna.
(b) Eleanor.
(c) Missy.
(d) Mr. Howe.

13. Why does Missy chase the children away from Eleanor at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) She needs to speak to Eleanor in private.
(b) She knows that Eleanor is exhausted.
(c) Eleanor is crying.
(d) FDR wants to see Eleanor.

14. Since FDR cannot travel easily, what does Mr. Howe recommend he do to stay in touch with the public?
(a) Give speeches from his balcony.
(b) Give radio addresses.
(c) Write.
(d) Hold press conferences.

15. Who writes FDR's speeches?
(a) FDR.
(b) Missy.
(c) Eleanor.
(d) Mr. Howe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is FDR being transported to in Act 1, Scene 3?

2. Where is FDR planning to go to find new leg braces?

3. Which one of FDR's children desperately wants to be recognized as an adult?

4. In Act 1, Scene 2, when does the family expect to be able to move FDR to a hospital?

5. How much time has passed between the end of Act 1, Scene 1, and the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?

(see the answer keys)

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