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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who are coming of age in an awakening era?
(a) Reactives.
(b) Civics.
(c) Idealists.
(d) Adaptives.

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

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

4. Who is a sample member of the Great Power cycle of American history?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Theodore Roosevelt.
(c) Newt Gingrich.
(d) Walter Mondale.

5. Who was a rising-adult leader during the Glorious Revolution crisis?
(a) Sir Walter Raleigh.
(b) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) Francis Bacon.
(d) Cotton Mather.

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

7. How many G.I. Presidents were there?
(a) 7.
(b) 9.
(c) 8.
(d) 6.

8. What is a cohort-group whose length approximates the span of a phase of life and whose boundaries are fixed by peer personality?
(a) A constellation.
(b) A statistical generation.
(c) A lifecycle.
(d) A generation.

9. Who are the dominant generations during a social moment?
(a) Midlife and rising adulthood.
(b) Youth and rising adult.
(c) Midlife and elderhood.
(d) Rising adulthood and elderhood.

10. What was the American population during the colonial cycle of history?
(a) 600,000.
(b) 900,000.
(c) 700,000.
(d) 800,000.

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

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

13. When this book was written, what age comprised America's most Republican leaning bracket?
(a) 35-39.
(b) 25-29.
(c) 30-34.
(d) 20-24.

14. What answer is not a generational type?
(a) Idealist.
(b) Millennialist.
(c) Reactive.
(d) Adpative.

15. What are the birth dates for the Reformation generation?
(a) 1482-1511.
(b) 1485-1515.
(c) 1480-1510.
(d) 1483-1509.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which type of generational child was suffocated and overprotected?

2. What is true of cohort-membership?

3. To propel the generational cycle in the authors' proposed manner, how must a secular crisis end?

4. Who said that America's foreign policy since 1776 has alternated between extroversion and introversion?

5. Who is most likely to enlist if a war arises?

(see the answer keys)

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