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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the authors choose the length of a generation?
(a) By the average age of parenthood.
(b) By the average age of marriage.
(c) By the average age at death.
(d) By the length of a phase of life.

2. What does the German word kinderfeindlichkeit mean?
(a) Nurturing children.
(b) Abandoning children.
(c) Teaching young children.
(d) Hostility towards children.

3. Which generation types was Martin Luther?
(a) Civic.
(b) Reactive.
(c) Adaptive.
(d) Idealist.

4. At what age does the book Passages suggest a midlife crisis?
(a) 38-42.
(b) 42-46.
(c) 40-44.
(d) 35-40.

5. Who wrote Grown-ups?
(a) Erik Erikson.
(b) Gail Sheehy.
(c) Cheryl Merser.
(d) Daniel Levinson.

6. What was one of the social moments of the Colonial Cycle?
(a) The Glorious Revolution.
(b) The Glorious Generation.
(c) The Enlightenment Generation.
(d) The Enlightenment Revolution.

7. What decade did Sesame Street first affect?
(a) The 50s.
(b) The 80s.
(c) The 60s.
(d) The 70s.

8. What is it called when society focuses on changing the inner world of values and private behavior?
(a) Consciousness Revolution.
(b) Spiritual awakening.
(c) Social moment.
(d) Secular crisis.

9. What did revolution, anarchy, war, and pestilence indicate to colonial New Englanders?
(a) That judgment was to soon come.
(b) That the old era was now over.
(c) That things were due to get better.
(d) That they had broken their convenant with God.

10. What lasts about a decade where people perceive current events as changing society?
(a) A natural disaster.
(b) A crisis.
(c) A social moment.
(d) A burgeoning new organization.

11. In each constellation, what do the peer personalities each possess?
(a) Their own philosoplies.
(b) Their own mood.
(c) Their own work ethic.
(d) Their own morals.

12. Who was a rising-adult leader during the Great Depression-World War II crisis?
(a) Walt Disney.
(b) Andrew Carnegie.
(c) John Marshall.
(d) Ted Kennedy.

13. Who wrote The Seasons of a Man's Life?
(a) Erik Erikson.
(b) Gail Sheehy.
(c) Cheryl Merser.
(d) Daniel Levinson.

14. What person influenced 1960 childhood?
(a) Dr. Suess.
(b) Dr. Spock.
(c) Marilyn Monroe.
(d) President Eisenhower.

15. Who are coming of age in an inner-driven era?
(a) Adaptives.
(b) Idealists.
(c) Civics.
(d) Reactives.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the 1970s, what image did movie makers emphasis?

2. Who was a rising-adult leader during the Glorious Revolution crisis?

3. Children are unfortunate to be born in which era?

4. Who sought to trace universal lifecycle trends in aptitude scores?

5. What are children living home after college called?

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