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

2. What is the central role of elderhood?
(a) Activity.
(b) Leadership.
(c) Stewardship.
(d) Dependence.

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

4. What element distinguishes a generation as a cohesive cohort-group with its own unique biography?
(a) Peer personality.
(b) Lifecycle.
(c) Social moments.
(d) Constellation.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The authors suggest looking at the American life cycle from what perspective?

2. Who are coming of age in an awakening era?

3. What would an examination of cohort groups not be likely to predict?

4. What is affected by how students are taught?

5. Which President was born 46 years from Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox?

Short Essay Questions

1. Between 1850 and 1855, what famous books did Transcendental authors publish?

2. What are "generational endowments"?

3. What are the four phases of one generation?

4. Describe Reactives in an inner-driven era.

5. What were Jim Crow laws?

6. What are the four generational types and their relationship to each other?

7. What was the 13er generation's composition of families during the Millennial Cycle?

8. How do the authors treat their analysis of the generations?

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

10. What was the Boom generation's only common consensus about the Vietnam conflict?

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