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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the range of the cohort lengths of all seventeen completed American generations?
(a) 19-35.
(b) 17-33.
(c) 10-25.
(d) 15-30.

3. How might a cataclysm affect a 10-year-old?
(a) He'd find it incomprehensible.
(b) He'd find it calming.
(c) He'd find it inspiring.
(d) He'd find it terrifying.

4. Who sought to trace universal lifecycle trends in aptitude scores?
(a) Adlai Stevenson.
(b) Sam Ervin.
(c) William Wirtz.
(d) K. Warner Schaie.

5. What is true of cohort-membership?
(a) It chooses you.
(b) It is age related.
(c) It is voluntary.
(d) It is involuntary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What triggered the Thirty Years War?

2. What did George Bush do during WWII?

3. What is a cohort-group whose length approximates the span of a phase of life and whose boundaries are fixed by peer personality?

4. How might a cataclysm affect a 70-year-old?

5. What answer is not a generational type?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would the four different generational groups act if a war arose?

2. What other alternating patterns in American history move synchronously between the push and pull of different generations?

3. Describe Idealists in an awakening era.

4. What was the attitude towards children from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s?

5. What did Cheryl Merser realize after reading the book Passages?

6. What are some timeless denominators of the human lifecycle?

7. Who composed the European cohort-group of 1584-1614?

8. To whom did Americans turn during all four of its secular crises?

9. What common milestones of life are explained in the book Passages?

10. Describe Reactives in an inner-driven era.

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