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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 do many people fear in regards to the world at large?

2. Above all else, what does Eleanor Roosevelt wish for all her reader do in regard to the uses of time?

3. What does Eleanor Roosevelt claim is inevitable?

4. After one has children of their own, what does Eleanor Roosevelt guard against?

5. What are men taught to do from their youth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Eleanor Roosevelt says that people can live through almost anything and the danger lies in avoiding ones fears. Describe the fear Eleanor Roosevelt has as a young woman.

2. According to Eleanor Roosevelt, why do women have an advantage over men?

3. What is the story about how Eleanor Roosevelt became interested in politics about on a moral level?

4. What does Eleanor Roosevelt feel is the most influential factor in her life that has lead to her success?

5. What is the second tip and example that Eleanor Roosevelt gives about using time wisely?

6. Eleanor Roosevelt says that courage comes from sheer desperation in having to face the inevitable. How does she demonstrate this principle?

7. Describe what the book provides for the individual reader?

8. in what way does Eleanor Roosevelt revise her definition of maturity?

9. What is so important about imagination, especially in regards to children?

10. What happens as a result of Eleanor Roosevelt lying about going to see "Tess of the U'rbervilles"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eleanor Roosevelt believes that people should regard their mistakes as experiences that will guide them to wiser decisions in the future. Young people tend to believe in perfection but Eleanor Roosevelt does not believe in perfection, she is an optimist. She believes that no one can achieve anything unless they think they can. Write an essay on optimism. Include 3 leaders that have proven that optimism can be the difference between success and failure (for example Colin Powell is an optimist). Provide historical examples in your critical analysis and remember to cite your sources.

Essay Topic 2

Eleanor Roosevelt discusses the plight of immigrant children as well as immigrant parents in "You Learn by Living". Write an essay on the current problems in immigration that the United States of America faces and how they can go about being solved. How has racial profiling affected human rights? How have the new laws that are being passed on immigration helping or hurting the Union? How do you think Eleanor Roosevelt would address these social issues if she were influential in social commentary today?

Essay Topic 3

Eleanor Roosevelt talks about facing responsibility. Many argue that the United States takes on too many of other people's and nations responsibilities and does so because of how capable America is. Do you believe this? Should America act as a world police almost? Discuss the 3 main responsibilities of the United States on a political, economic, and social level. Include evidence in your response and analysis.

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