SAT Subject US History Practice Question 474: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 474

5. Eleanor Roosevelt accomplished all the following EXCEPT:

A. writing a daily newspaper column
B. holding the post of special ambassador to the United Nations
C. visiting soldiers in dangerous combat zones such as Guadalcanal
D. taking a public stand in favor of civil rights for African Americans
E. founding the National Organization for Women

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

Eleanor Roosevelt's daily column was called "My Day"; she was instrumental in passing the UN Declaration of Human Rights; she frequently traveled abroad to visit U.S. servicemen in hospitals; and she is famous for having resigned from an organization that would not allow the African-American contralto Marian Anderson to sing in its hall, and then helping to arrange Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

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