You Learn by Living Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Whose actions does Eleanor Roosevelt mimic in the White House so as to pay attention to individuals instead of groups of people?

2. Children must learn to face responsibility for their actions, but what is also important to allow them to make?

3. What is the name of the multicultural group of youths who assemble to discuss politics?

4. What is the young couple offended by?

5. What is usefulness a form of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Define what politics is, according to Eleanor Roosevelt, and how citizens can best become involved?

2. How do people choose their beliefs?

3. What is the definition of usefulness in the book?

4. How do people create themselves and who do they blame for their mistakes?

5. What does Eleanor Roosevelt believe families should share and how should they interact?

6. How is conformity promoted in the workplace and how does the individual rise from the pressure?

7. What actions did The King of England do with the CCC camp as well as at a tea party in the White House that left a particularly favorable impression with Eleanor Roosevelt?

8. According to Eleanor Roosevelt, what is important to learn about the modern world that helps with respect and individuality?

9. What does Eleanor Roosevelt believe is a great danger to society?

10. What is Eleanor Roosevelt's definition of success and what primary figure does she give an example of an individual who lived a life of nonconformity?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eleanor Roosevelt talks about the right and obligation to be an individual. She says that the loss of individuality is a great danger. What is worse is the problem between conforming and nonconforming. It can be a challenge, but it is a necessary challenge to become and stay an individual. Describe the individuals that you admire? What are 5 qualities that you admire about them and how have they displayed these qualities? This person may be someone you know personally or it may be a powerful political, social, or artistic figure that you wish to emulate. Provide evidence to support your narrative exposition.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of Eleanor Roosevelt's book " You Learn By Living". What is the main message that she hopes to get across to her readers? Choose at least 3 pivotal passages that support the theme and then carefully analyze those passages.

Essay Topic 3

Eleanor Roosevelt talks about unhappy people and how they have no idea what to do with their time. She gives the example of a mother whose children have grown up and left home. Ms. Roosevelt warns against giving up ones friends and interests while having children because it does not benefit the child. Children need to see adults who are engaged in their life so they glean a sense of independence and a desire to broaden their own horizons. Do you agree with this statement? How reasonable is this type of behavior in the modern day when a woman is most likely working and raising a family? Provide 3 arguments to support your stance. Use evidence from social history to create your social commentary.

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