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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are children living home after college called?
(a) Boomerang.
(b) Bounce back.
(c) Bad penny.
(d) Rubber band.

2. With whom do young Idealists show the strongest attachment?
(a) Mothers.
(b) Fathers.
(c) Siblings.
(d) Peers.

3. Around 1900, what were wagons and streetcars responsible for?
(a) The increase in distribution of goods.
(b) The rise in crime.
(c) The death of lost city kids.
(d) The speed of city living.

4. When did Charles I take England's throne?
(a) 1629.
(b) 1630.
(c) 1628.
(d) 1631.

5. How many generations form a generational "constellation"?
(a) 5.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

6. Generally, how did Americans aged 65-80 vote in the early 1960s?
(a) Heavily Republican.
(b) Mostly Independent.
(c) Heavily Democrat.
(d) Split between Republican and Democrat.

7. When this book was written, which Progressive Generation had disappeared entirely?
(a) F. Scoot Fitzgerald's.
(b) Dwight Eisenhower's.
(c) Woodrow Wilson's.
(d) Franklin d. Roosevelt's.

8. What action helped mold the Puritan generation's distinct personality?
(a) Their rebellion against the English monarchy.
(b) The raising of their children.
(c) Their emigration to America.
(d) The embrace of their religion.

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

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

11. Into what era did America move in the 1750s?
(a) Inner-Driven.
(b) Awakening.
(c) Crisis.
(d) Outer-Driven.

12. What were the ages of the G.I. Generation on Pearl Harbor Sunday?
(a) birth-40.
(b) 17-34.
(c) 35-65.
(d) 21-45.

13. What triggered the Thirty Years War?
(a) Martin Luther's 95 Theses.
(b) Radical Protestantism throughout Europe.
(c) Radical Catholicism throughout Europe.
(d) Cromwell's Revolution.

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

15. To propel the generational cycle in the authors' proposed manner, how must a secular crisis end?
(a) With triumph.
(b) With reforms.
(c) With war.
(d) With new ideals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What answer is not a generational type?

2. What is true of cohort-membership?

3. How might a cataclysm affect a 10-year-old?

4. What alternates between secular crises and spiritual awakenings?

5. Which answer is not a biological phase of aging?

(see the answer keys)

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