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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What type of attitude has Al Smith had toward FDR in the past?
2. When is Act 3, Scene 2 set?
(a) May of 1922.
(b) June of 1924.
(c) January of 1923.
(d) August of 1921.
3. Which state is also known as the "Nutmeg State"?
(a) New York.
4. How does FDR acknowledge the crowd in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) He waves both hands high in the air.
(b) He smiles broadly.
(c) He nods his head.
(d) He waves his right hand.
5. According to Al Smith, what is the first objective of a politician?
(a) To be elected.
(b) To keep his head above water.
(c) To make as few waves as possible.
(d) To fight for causes.
6. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter's opposition to Al Smith?
(a) He dictates a letter that removes his support of Al Smith.
(b) He calls Al Smith on the phone.
(c) He dictates a letter that indicates his support of Al Smith.
(d) He decides to write an article for the newspaper.
7. What does Mr. Howe drink in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) A soft drink.
8. In Act 2, Scene 2, what does FDR claim to have learned during his illness?
9. What is the gluteus maximus?
(a) The muscle running from the hips to the buttocks.
(b) The name of FDR's favorite poem.
(c) A play the family reads in Act 2.
(d) A Latin word for paralysis.
10. Which character enters frantically in Act 3, Scene 2?
(d) Mr. Howe.
11. What advice does Sara give FDR before leaving for the stage in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Speak out loudly and clearly.
(b) Focus on your goal.
(c) Look the chairman straight in the eye.
(d) Don't look down.
12. Which character shakes FDR's hand before leaving for the stage in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Mr. Howe.
13. Who does FDR believe will win the Democratic nomination in 1924?
(a) Woodrow Wilson.
(b) James M. Cox.
(c) Al Smith.
(d) William McAdoo.
14. What concern does Eleanor have for FDR if he decides to help Al Smith?
(a) FDR would be away from home for three weeks.
(b) Al Smith is not an honest man.
(c) FDR would be supporting the underdog.
(d) FDR would have to stand for nearly 45 minutes.
15. Which controversial organization does William McAdoo support?
(b) Movement for a Democratic Society.
(c) The Ku Klux Klan.
(d) The League of Nations.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the chairman of the convention?
2. Where is Act 2, Scene 2, set?
3. What is FDR doing behind the screen in Act 3, Scene 2?
4. Who is coming to dinner in Act 2, Scene 2?
5. Why must the speakers on the platform yell?
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