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(a) Eleanor Roosevelt grew up to become The First Lady of the United States. Along with it she was much admired and loved as an author and lecturer by people throughout the world. She was a quiet and parentless girl, a personality completely contrasting with what she became and no one had expected so much out of her.

(b) Apart from being the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt should be credited for her success as an author and lecturer who was admired and loved by people throughout the world.


(c) Eleanor Roosevelt was born to wealthy parents but both were troubled and they died while she was quite young. She was cared by her grandmother who sent her to school but her sufferings didn’t end there. She was married to her distant cousin and they had six children. Her second son died when he was a baby and her husband was stricken by polio which made him physically disabled for life. Despite all the hardships she had a strong character and she never lost hope.


(d) Eleanor was a strong woman, despite all hardships she did not give up and nursed her husband back to his good health and also motivated him to continue politics. Her intelligence helped her in making her husband the Governor of New York and in 1933 he finally became the President of America.


(e) The given statement, ‘she become her husband’s legs and eyes’ implies that she worked on behalf of her husband, she visited prisons, hospitals and went down to mines, factories and scaffoldings. Even during the time of depression she went to people who were suffering with food and jobs. During World War II she went to soldiers’ camps and also delivered motivational speeches.


(f) During the time of depression, Lady Eleanor travelled across the country to visit suffering people and took with her goodwill, hope and reassurance to help people without food and jobs.


(g) During World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt visited the camps of American soldiers all over the world to motivate them and give them hope.


(h) As the First Lady for the first time she started a personal newspaper column in the daily named ‘My Day’ to keep in touch with the American people. Also she broadcasted over radio and delivered lectures. With all this she never lost touch with her people as a First Lady.


(i) This passage reflects Eleanor Roosevelt as a strong, independent and powerful woman who rose up as the First Lady but never lost her kindness. She also paved way for her husband and helped him become the Governor of New York and then the President of United States. She never gave up despite all hardships and had a positive attitude for life.


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