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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why doesn't Eleanor get a private nurse to tend FDR?
(a) She fears FDR might fall again.
(b) They are too expensive.
(c) She doesn't trust other women around FDR.
(d) None are available in the remote area.

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

4. In Act 1, Scene 2, when does the family expect to be able to move FDR to a hospital?
(a) In a few days.
(b) In two to three weeks.
(c) After six weeks.
(d) In two to three months.

5. What does FDR believe he is meant to learn though his illness?
(a) Strength.
(b) Endurance.
(c) Determination.
(d) Humility.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character offers to help with the children in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. Whom do the children cheer for at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

3. Which parts of FDR's body are obviously still paralyzed at the end of Act 1, Scene 3?

4. Which character was once assistant secretary of the Navy?

5. Who is Grace?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Eleanor aid her husband in Act 2?

2. What is the significance of FDR changing into his leg braces in Act 3, Scene 2?

3. How does FDR's illness affect his body?

4. What is the significance of Sara's presence in Act 3, Scene 2?

5. What is Jimmy's role in Scene 3 of Act 3?

6. How does the crowd react to FDR in Act 3, Scene 3?

7. How does FDR's physical infirmity begin in Act 1, Scene 1?

8. In Act 3, Scene 1, what does FDR suspect that the Democratic Party wants him to do?

9. Describe Eleanor.

10. Why does Mr. Lassiter oppose Al Smith's bid for the presidency?

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